Round table "Economic situation in North Kosovo" in Zvecan

Release date: 01.12.2017.
24259334_10214645008427693_1305287550_o.jpg What is the economic situation in the municipality of Zvecan and in North Kosovo after the Brussels Agreement, which sectors are the most developed, where is the largest number of employees and what are the problems of businesses in everyday activities, these are some of the topics discussed at a round table organised in the municipality of Zvecan today.

Numerous business problems have been identified, among which the most important thing is that employers rarely register their employees and that it is therefore difficult to determine the unemployment rate, they use business benefits in both Serbian and Kosovo systems, and avoid obligations, such as paying taxes. It was also concluded that the private sector is currently not sufficiently competitive for a larger market, which is why most businesses restrict their activity to North Kosovo, and also that young people do not see themselves in the private sector. According to the representatives of the local self-government, in the municipality of Zvecan, a plan for attracting investors is being developed with the aim to contribute to economic development and employ as many young people as possible. The discussion was attended by representatives of the private sector, local self-government, international organizations and business centre in this municipality.

Round table is part of the project "Analysis of economy in North Kosovo after the Brussels Agreement – where are employment opportunities?", Implemented by InTER and Radio-televizija Mir, with the support of the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society.