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
SEE Heads of Government meet in Salzburg
The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic participated in the annual informal meeting of Heads of Government of Southeast European (SEE) countries organized by the Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer in Salzburg on 27 July 2008.
The Prime Ministers from six SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia) discussed key regional issues, including economic cooperation and effects of global energy crisis and climate changes on the region.
Secretary General Biscevic highlighted RCC priorities in the areas of economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security cooperation and building human capital. He requested that the role of RCC National Coordinators from SEE be reinforced, as such a mechanism would strengthen cooperation in the priority areas. The Secretary General also informed of the present state of play of RCC networking with the European Commission and international financial institutions.
The participants hailed the arrest of the ICTY fugitive Radovan Karadzic and reiterated that European integration was the joint strategic goal of the region. Chancellor Gusenbaur stressed that EU enlargement to SEE had no alternative and that Austria would continue to be its strong advocate.
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