The Democratic Party of Serbia presented today a document “Five Initiatives for the Recovery of Domestic Commerce”, projecting the industrialization of the country, more technical innovations, investments into the economy, greater export and institution development, the task of which is to create a more favorable commercial atmosphere.
“We are proposing to the government to accept our initiatives for the emergency recovery of the domestic commerce – industrialization, innovation, investments, export and institutions”, says the vice-president of the DSS, Nenad Popovic at the press conference in Knez Mihailova St.
Popovic added that Serbia’s industrialization is necessary because new jobs are vital in production where only 300,000 people work.
No country can recover if it doesn’t have more than 60% of employees in the primary sector of production which is why emergency investments are necessary in the real sector of the economy”, Popovic emphasized.
According to his words, innovations are necessary so the youth remain in the country which is why we need more than 50% of Faculty students to graduate in technical sciences.
The vice-president of the DSS stressed that Serbia needs investments of a minimum of EUR5bn over the next three years in four key commercial branches – construction, agriculture, infrastructure and energy.
Serbia must become export-oriented, because it is primary for the development of any country, which is why we need direct investments into companies and the production of export-oriented companies.
The Dinar exchange rate is unfortunately directly against exporters and the domestic economy is only doing a favor to the import lobby. We need institutions that will help commercial development, and these are, on the one side, a development bank and on the other an export bank, so as to enable a new industrialization and economic growth in relation to the countries in the environment”, states the vice-president of the DSS.
Popovic had, following the three years since the constituting of the government of Serbia, stressed that this is a sufficiently long period of time to present and know what’s been done and the current government has not fulfilled what it had promised to do”.
They fulfilled no promises. They promised 100.000 new jobs, with 500.000 less employees. They promised billions of dollars of fresh investments, and the country had over the past three years gone into debt more than EUR 3bn. They promised the citizens EUR 1.000 from shares but the citizens never even received it” Popovic concludes.