Citizens of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania from next year with a single work permit

The citizens for Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania can count on a single work permit and single information system as of next year, announced today the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, Marko Chadez.


According to Chadez, as MIA correspondent from Belgrade reported, political will is seen in all three countries, and much concrete work has been made.

-Therefore, today I expect good news. A roadmap with many specific tasks is being adopted – what can be done so that not a single truck stops at the border anymore, and that is what enables us to grow, enables us economic growth. We have problems with the workforce. The labor market is becoming really problematic. We have to find ways to expand businesses, to make new deals, we need to have space where we will conduct the work and people with whom we will conduct the work. Transportation is increasingly more expensive, and what has already been done within the framework of the Open Balkans has shortened the path from the start of the initiative until today between these three countries – the road of trucks, goods that exit from Albania and arrive in Serbia, for a whole day, which saves companies money, stressed Chadez before today’s meeting within the Open Balkans Initiative and added that the Open Balkans Initiative is key for the survival of the economy and jobs in Serbia. He announced that at today’s meeting, 22 companies from Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia from various fields will participate.





-There will be companies from the sectors of agriculture, metal industry, electronics, information technology, construction industry. They themselves says that this is what we need. Those with who we are talking today employ 50,000 people and are interested in continuing further. They have realized that this initiative really does make sense”, said Chadez.

His assessment is that the initiative endures even though Prime Minister Zoran Zaev “is gone” and North Macedonia will be represented by Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov.

– What is good about the initiative is that the administrations are participating with full force. I had the opportunity to see how they coordinate themselves, and we are part of that coordination mechanism for harmonizing all agreements – from work permits to flow of goods, and you really can see how much the public administration in all the countries is trying to make as many as possible agreements, said Chadez.


Translation: N. Cvetkovska


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