The meeting was held within a Networking Lunch / Business Burgers organized by the Foreign Investors Association (FIA). FIA welcomes the existence and the functioning of the Economic Council to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova.
According to the FIA President, Dr. Alexander Koss, the most valuable experience and practice of this platform is the relationship that the Economic Council has established with the business community – the associative sector.
This has facilitated the promotion of various issues, addressed by FIA members. Such as: the facilitation of the work and residence permits issuance for foreign investors, the Regulation on dual education, the start-up visa and, the last but not least, the signing by the Prime Minister of the Commitment and the Roadmap on investment policies of the Economic Council.
However, on the agenda still remain sensitive issues, solution to which is highly expected by the business environment, have mentioned FIA representatives. This is the so-called business package.
It’s promotion takes too long, and the business environment needs legislation provisions that will allow them to operate in comfortable conditions in the Republic of Moldova, FIA members said.
In response, the experts of the Economic Council Secretariat welcomed FIA initiative to organize such discussions, within which different aspects of the Council’s activity can be explained. At the same time, the associative sector’s contribution to promoting the issues on the Council’s agenda cannot be overestimated; considering the fact that the main scope of the Economic Council is to promote a dialogue between state and business environment that will lead to the most prosperous business activity in Moldova.
The experts of the Secretariat informed the participants about the process of promoting the business package, noting that the contribution made by all parties to drafting of this document was imperative, so that it would be eventually a balanced one.
It should be also mentioned that Foreign Investors Association is chairing one of the 6 working groups within the Economic Council, namely “Stimulation and retention of private investments”.