There's still chance Volkswagen could come to Serbia - PM

Serbia still has a chance to become the destination for Volkswagen's new factory, and we will continue to fight for that, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic has said.

Source: Tanjug
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(EPA, file)
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"Serbia is fighting. I understand that there are people in Serbia who would be infinitely happy if Volkswagen didn't come. There are, fortunately, many, many more people who will be infinitely happy if it does," the prime minister said.

"There are also many people who are happy today because Serbia, as the only state that is not yet a member of the European Union, is in the final race for Volkswagen," she told TV Pink.

According to her, this would have been "completely impossible" five years ago.

"By the very fact you are not an EU member, such companies did not think about you. Where we are today is in the final race for Volkswagen competing with big markets, huge countries like Turkey, EU members like Bulgaria. That little Serbia is in that game is yet another confirmation of how much Serbia is worth today, how much it is respected and how much perception and business conditions have improved," Brnabic said.

She pointed out that the government will do its best and that bringing Volkswagen to Serbia is something that is being worked on jointly.

"We will not give up until the last moment, we will do our best and run this race to the finish," said Brnabic.

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