22nd June 2023, Skopje – Both the theory and the so-far practice of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe demonstrated that European integration is a catalyst for economic development, i.e. improvement of all economic parameters – GDP per capita, foreign and domestic investments, trade, living standard, etc. European Single Market with half a billion citizens, access to joint both funds and strategies pertaining to the crucial issues are the main benefits of the membership, which will contribute to faster convergence of our country towards the developed markets. Science significantly contributes to bringing the European Standards closer, Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi pointed out at the Scientific Conference organized by MASA, the Ministry of Finance and the Secretariat for European Affairs.
We have been always and unquestionably committed to the Euro-Atlantic integration, with the strategic partnership with the EU and the USA as the basis for stable and sustainable development of our country, both democratically and economically, Minister of Finance stated.
He also emphasized that scientific conferences are an excellent opportunity to apply the scientific approach, as well as the recommendations in speeding up the process, while also setting up positions that will be useful in accomplishing the EU integration goals.