Goldstein: World Bank supports reforms in Serbia

The World Bank strongly supports Serbia in the implementation of structural reforms, Country Director for the Western Balkans Ellen Goldstein said on Wednesday.

Source: Tanjug

In a meeting with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Goldstein commended the reforms carried out by the government of Serbia, the government's media relations office said.

Goldstein and Vucic discussed structural reforms in public enterprises, primarily in the Electric Power Industry of Serbia, the natural gas provider Srbijagas and the Serbian Railways, as well as the support of the WB in the privatization of 17 companies undergoing restructuring, the release adds.

The officials specifically considered the activities which the government is expected to undertake in order to improve Serbia's position in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking.

Vucic said that he expects significant progress after the joint work with the World Bank, the release states.


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