The SEE 2020 strategy targets deeper regional trade and investment linkages to support and export-led and FDI-driven type of growth in South East Europe trough policy efforts in its key dimensions.
South East Europe is committed to advancing from state of low activity and high social exclusion to a situation where benefits of growth are shared by all by undertaking concrete joint actions in employment and health.
South East Europe has the potential to build a new competitive edge, driven by knowledge and innovation and based on its human capital, which, together with innovative entrepreneurship shape the foundations, grounded on modern information and communications technologies, for advancement of creative industries.
Sustainable and accessible transport and energy infrastructure lead to a competitive economic base and a resource efficient economy.
Public governance is a key cross-cutting issue in the agenda of SEE 2020. The strategy sets ambitious targets for public governance from setting up transparent, well functioning and efficient administrations to the containment of corruption and major progress in instituting the rule of law.
The Regional Cooperation Council promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to benefit its people
RCC Secretary General on the region’s economy
The Bulgarian Chairmanship-in-Office of the South East European Cooperation Process (CiO SEECP) has kicked off its activities with the two-day event in Sofia focusing on the state of regional economy and ways to improve it. Taking part in today’s round table which gathered representatives of the SEE ministries of economy, the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, welcomed the focus on business and investment. “This really is the issue of the day, two thirds of the population polled recently by RCC said that unemployment and the state of the economy is the number one issue in the region”.
Since 2010 the region had zero growth with a slight improvement expected over the next couple of years. The best way to boost the results, said Svilanovic, is for the region to be a truly integrated market, to be one economy. “Of course, our joint aspiration is a single market within a single, enlarged EU, but in the meantime, we need to find ways to consolidate the region”. This, emphasized Svilanovic, should make the investors and economic operators see us as a single economy, making us interesting both as a market and investment opportunity.
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