Forum for Prosperity and Jobs follow up seminar in Banja Luka

A working seminar within the framework of the Forum for Prosperity and Jobs in Bosnia and Herzegovina is being held in Banja Luka on Tuesday, 15 July. The seminar is the continuation of efforts by the EU Special Representative in BiH, supported by the Embassy of Norway in BiH and the BiH Central Bank, in defining a ‘Compact for Growth’, a comprehensive set of recommendations and actions to be undertaken by the BiH authorities in order to boost the economic growth in the country.

„We expect to finalise a document that would be a programmatic document and we would like to present it to authorities and public next week“, the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr Renzo Daviddi, said in the opening address.
 
„There is substantial lack of economic policy talks in the politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is strange when knowing that economic issues are considered by the citizens of this country as the most relevant ones for them“, Dr Daviddi concluded.

Other key speakers of the Forum for Prosperity in Jobs in BiH follow up seminar in Banja Luka were the Ambassador of Norway to BiH, Ms. Anne Vibeke Lilloe, the Governor of the BiH Central Bank, Mr Kemal Kozaric, and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, Mr Novak Kondic.
 
The seminar gathered government representatives, economic experts, representatives of domestic and international financial institutions and business organisations, and other stakeholders. It also included leading experts from neighbouring countries who shared their experience in dealing with similar problems.  Participants discussed important economic issues within three panels: ‘Investment and Doing Business’, ‘Taxes, Benefits and Government Expenditure’ and ‘Labour Markets and Enterprise Expenditure’.

Find out more about the Forum for Prosperity and Jobs in BiH activities here

Read the full speech by Governor Kozaric here

Read the full speech by Ambassador Lilloe here

See the summary of proceedings presentation by Dr Daviddi here