The World Bank has “praised the program of reforms that the Serbian government implemented and highlighted the importance of further progress on its EU path.”

This is according to Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, who met with representatives of the World Bank led by Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Cyril Miller and the new director of that bank for Serbia and the Western Balkans Linda Van Gelder on Wednesday in Trieste.

Brnabic, who was in this Italian town for the Western Balkans Summit, “pointed to the success achieved by the previous government in the fiscal stabilization of the country, and stressed that the acceleration of economic growth remains a priority for the government of Serbia,” the government said.

She also “pointed out that Serbia is committed to implementing the necessary reforms, such as the reform of public administration, where our country had strong support from the World Bank, adding that the joint work of all ministers in improving the business environment is very important and that Serbia remains committed to this.”

Noting that Serbia’s progress on the World Bank’s Doing Business List is one of the joint results, she reiterated that she and her team will continue to work on this, as it is a strong incentive for investments, while strengthening the private sector is extremely important.

Representatives of the World Bank informed Brnabic that they are ready to finance projects related to the operation in cases of declaring a state of emergency.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic and Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic.