Skopje, 26th November 2012 (MIA) – Changes the Government made in the past years through a continuous work contributed for Macedonia to be ranked at the 23rd place in 2012 compared to the 96th position in the Doing Business report in 2005-2006.
This was pointed out by Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, underlining that changes were result of the continuous work, covering reduction of taxes, regulatory guillotine, improvement of conditions for companies, improvement of operations’ efficiency of Customs Administration, Agency for Real Estate Cadastre, Public Revenue Office, Central Registry, …
– Six years ago, we were among the top ten reformers. In 2012, we are ranked at the 23rd place in the world, rather than being 96th, among competition of 185 countries, Minister Stavreski said, adding that more than 15 EU Member States are behind Macedonia.
Doing Business ranking is the best indicators of reforms implemented to the end of improving the doing business conditions. However, he went on, it does not mean that that is the year when all foreign investments are to come to Macedonia. – Investors consider the results five-sixe years in a row, which is an indicator for being serious as regards business and whether when they invest in the country, there will be better conditions in the coming five-six years, Minister Stavreski said.