Prime Minister Brnabic took part yesterday in the meeting of the “New Leaders for Europe” in the World Economic Forum in Davos. Here she affirmed that Serbia is deeply committed to European integration, as it shares European values and the idea of peace and stability.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Wednesday in Nis, southern Serbia, that the country has good economic indicators. This is true despite the problems in agriculture and hydroelectric power plants due to drought, she said, according to the Serbian government, and announced that the public debt will be reduced to 62 percent of GDP by the end of the year. “We have said that economic growth will probably be less than 3 percent, which was the projection, but unfortunately, due to weather conditions and an extremely difficult winters, due to which power generation suffered, primarily in the thermal sector, but also due to the drought that struck agriculture and power generation in the hydro-sector”, she added. Brnabic pointed out that growth was also recorded in the industry, 6 to 8 percent, and added that we also had a reduction in public debt, much more than planned, so today it stands at 64.5 percent, with the expectation that it is possible to drop to 62 percent of GDP by the end of the year.
PM Ana Brnabic on Tuesday met on the margins of the Bled Strategic Forum with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Brian Hoyt Yee. The Serbian government announced this on its website – adding, while quoting Brnabic – that “one of Serbia’s foreign policy priorities is a continuation of the positive dynamics of relations with the United States of America”. They also “discussed the European path of Serbia and agreed that the European integration of the entire region is a key element of regional stability and development”. Brnabic said that EU membership is a foreign policy priority for Serbia, that our country will remain a reliable and credible EU partner, but that it is very important that all EU institutions have a constructive approach and that they are open and ready to admit new members. They also “spoke about the improvement of economic cooperation and agreed that there is room for its intensification, first and foremost in the fields of energy and mining”
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic says that relations between Serbia and Slovenia are “good and friendly”. Slovenia is one of Serbia’s largest economic partners and provides strong support to Serbia on its European path and its experience in many areas is of exceptional importance useful for Serbia, primarily in the local administration, she said late on Sunday. On the eve of the Strategic Forum in Bled, Brnabic met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration Boris Koprivnikar, with whom she discussed a number of issues related to the promotion of the cooperation of the two countries, especially on how to become more modern, more advanced and more helpful to citizens, the Serbian government announced. Brnabic stressed that “it is very important to mention that Slovenia is a true advocate of the EU enlargement and European integration of Serbia and that it offers great support to our country on this path”. Boris Koprivnikar said he was looking forward to continuing cooperation with Brnabic, and explained that the projects being worked on “are aimed at better functioning of the entire government and the public sector”.