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Miskovic: authorities don’t know state of the economy

December 12, 2019

Serbian businessman Miroslav Miskovic told the latest issue of NIN weekly that the top state officials do not know the real state of the economy.

The Delta Holding owner said that President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabic should talk to the local business community not just foreign investors.

“President Vucic and Prime Minister Brnabic should talk more to local business people, hear the real problems they face, listen to suggestions about the direction the economy should take and what laws are needed to achieve those goals. I think the top state officials actually do not have the right insight into the state of the domestic economy and knowledge is the foundation of progress,” Miskovic said.  

“Serbia will be a much happier country if people in business, the people who employ others and pay taxes are asked about economic policy,” he said.

According to Miskovic, a traditional fear of business people exists in Serbia and business conditions are created by “politicians with no experience, theoreticians with no experience in practice, just so that the people who know about business don’t get to do it”. “Is that logical,” he asked.  

Miskovic added that he does not know of any foreign economy advisor alongside the political advisors from Austria, Italy, the UK that the government and president have, adding that “this says enough”.

Source:  http://rs.n1info.com/English/NEWS/a551684/Miskovic-authorities-don-t-know-state-of-the-economy.html

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