Prishtinë, May 31, 2018 – The private sector is an important stakeholder in promoting economic growth, improving the business environment and also empowering the rule of law. The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo believes that the reciprocal understanding of the private and public sector is of prior importance on the empowerment of a highly competitive market.
In this aspect, AmCham expresses its concern related to the decreased level of dialogue between the private and the public sector, considering it a step back in the partnership between the legislative and executive institutions in one hand, and private sector representatives on the other hand, which resulted in a significant progress in facilitating doing business. AmCham worries about the fact that recent decisions that affect the private sector have been made and are being imposed without a genuine formal interaction.
AmCham considers mechanisms such as the National Council for Economic Development accurate in addressing and solving issues that the private sector in Kosovo faces, including the weak rule of law, corruption, bureaucracy, labor force availability, and so on. Therefore, AmCham calls upon institutions in Kosovo to promote and empower the dialogue with all business associations through NCED and other formal mechanisms, and also to avoid partial actions and decisions.
AmCham considers the recent fiscal measures as a concrete example of the sincere and constructive partnership between public and private stakeholders and others.
In conclusion, AmCham remains committed to work closely with the Government and the Assembly in offering its contribution, hoping that this will serve as a call for relevant governmental institutions to empower inclusion of the business community for a better future.