Public consultation for draft Economic Reform Program 2017

INVITATION FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR DRAFT ECONOMIC REFORM PROGRAM 2017

We are glad to present you the Structural Reform Priorities from the draft Economic Reform Program 2017 (ERP 2017), which the Government of the Republic of Macedonia would submit to the European Commission at 31 Jan. 2017, the latest. Here you can find the text of the draft ERP 2017 Reform Priorities.

By regular preparation of the ERP, the Government of The Republic of Macedonia joined the EC approach for supporting the growth and competitiveness through economic governess as a key pillar in accession process, in order to provide better reporting for national economic policy plans, including the needs for structural reforms.

The draft ERP 2017 is prepared through established national consultation process, centrally coordinated by the Ministry of Finance and supported by OECD expert assistance. The document closely follows the instructions of the Guidance for Economic Reform Programs issued by EC in May 2016.

Having in mind the significance of the document and the need for high quality preparation, we undertake the public consultation process with broad involvement of the stakeholders. Therefore, we invite the business community, universities, local authorities, social partners, civil society and all other stakeholders for active contribution in document preparation process.

We invite you for consultation meeting on 04.01.2017 beginning at 11:00, in the premises of Ministry of Finance. Please submit your comments and proposals in written at 10.01.2017 the latest, at the following e-mail addresses:

Andrija.Aleksoski@finance.gov.mk National ERP Coordinator, and

Bojana.Ilievska@finance.gov.mk