Zaev at Spanish Confederation of business organizations: We are opening the doors of North Macedonia for Spanish businessmen – it is a friendly environment for foreign investments

The President of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, started his working visit to the Kingdom of Spain with a meeting in the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE). 

At the meeting with the president of the Confederation, Antonio Garamendi, accompanied by the Deputy President of the Government in charge of European Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, PM Zaev underlined that his visit to Spain has the purpose of showing that North Macedonia widely opens its doors to the Spanish investors. 

PM Zaev presented the economic program for financial support of foreign direct investments in the country, as well as all other benefits, such as tax, customs and other alleviations for foreign companies while adding that North Macedonia, being the crossroad on the Western Balkans and SEE, is a hub that offers development and business expansion to other markets. 

“Our economy is developing based on the free markets principle and nurtures the best European and world values for doing business. North Macedonia is creating a friendly environment for foreign investments and this is confirmed by tens of the best renowned companies in the world”, emphasized PM Zaev at the meeting, while adding that the Spanish investors can find investments in green digital economy, renewable energy sources, agriculture and transport infrastructure interesting and beneficial for cooperation. 

The President of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, said that they are carefully monitoring the development of North Macedonia and the performances of the business environment in the country and that one of the main reasons for interest of the businessmen in this confederation comes from the stable and foreseeable economic situation. 

Garamendi further added that the Confederation will give serious contribution for North Macedonia to be placed on the map of investments of the Spanish companies which mainly are interest in investing in infrastructure, renewable energy sources and water management. 

The interlocutors confirmed that this meeting comes at the right time because both countries are undertaking serious efforts for recovery and mobility of the economy and its movements after the limitations imposed by the pandemic.