Regional Investment Platform for Western Balkans launched
A new electronic tool has been launched at the EBRD Western Balkans Investment Summit in London which will facilitate market access and raise the region’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment, a key driver of growth in emerging markets.
The online Regional Investment Platform will provide a one-stop shop for foreign investors interested in the Western Balkans. It was developed by the regional chamber of commerce, the Chamber Investment Forum, established in July 2017 and bringing together the national chambers of the six Western Balkans countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
Launching the platform, EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti said: “This platform has the potential to become an indispensable tool for foreign investors and the region’s business community. The regional chamber itself is an excellent project. I should also stress that the original initiative for it came from the leaders of the chambers of commerce of Kosovo and Serbia, a strong symbol of stability in the region.”
The inauguration of the platform was attended by the prime ministers of the six Western Balkans countries – Edi Rama, Albania; Denis Zvizdić, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Zoran Zaev, FYR Macedonia; Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo; Duško Marković, Montenegro; and Ana Brnabić, Serbia – who participated in the Western Balkans Investment Summit at the EBRD.
The EBRD is a leading institutional investor in the Western Balkans. To date, the Bank’s investments in the six countries of the region exceed €10 billion in some 600 operations. In addition, the EBRD is also active in policy engagement to support sustainable and inclusive growth in line with the Bank’s six transition qualities, according to which an economy should be competitive, inclusive, well governed, green, resilient and integrated.
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