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Skopje Economic and Finance Forum: The start of negotiations with the EU is necessary for the economy

With the main topic "European Integration and Economic Prosperity" - ("Europe - yes, Europe - now"), today (September 15, 2023), the Skopje Economic and Financial Forum was held in Skopje.

With the panel on the topic: "Global Trends and Business Opportunities", chaired the SEEU Rector -- Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti.

In his speech, on this occasion, Rector Bexheti emphasized that in conditions where the country's economy is showing slow development trends, the best impulse for economic recovery would be integration into the EU as soon as possible.

“Therefore, there is no more important decision than the beginning of the negotiation process with the EU, which would have a great and psychological impact on expectations, and as it is known, economy always reacts according to expectations. Just one additional indicator why Europe today, because access to EU funds is 20 times higher than being a candidate country.", emphasized Rector Bexheti.

The conference was opened by the Prime Minister, Dimitar Kovacevski and the Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, while the main speech was delivered by Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration in the European Union.

The annual conference was attended by representatives of the most relevant international institutions, civil society, academics, experts, representatives of the business community and other stakeholders, who can act in improving the political dialogue related to economic and financial topics with national and regional interest.