- 20 Nov 2012 8:00 AM
Mr Orzan highlighted that the World Bank ranks Macedonia as #2 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia on ease of doing business, and that its flat tax rate is 10%, one of the lowest in Europe.
Mr Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of Macedonia since 2006, presented the macroeconomic frame and emphasized the flat tax and the ease of tax payment. With his interesting speech spanning over various economic topics, the PM impressed the participants with his deep knowledge of different business issues and economic data.
The Minister for Foreign Investments Mr Bill Pavleski presented the business oriented Government ready to serve the investors. Mr Hristijan Delev, Deputy Director of the Investment Promotion Agency, introduced the business-friendly climate and several investment opportunities.
Overall, the whole government team, presented by the Ambassador Mr Darko Angelov, gave the audience the impression of being very well prepared and knowledgeable about business and economic topics, and business-friendly in its attitude.
The successful Q&A part was followed by a networking session attended by leading business players in CEE, including Citibank, BNP Paribas, Magyar Telekom and Makedonski Telekom, Port of Koper and many others.
Source: EuCham Budapest