02 April, 2008
Serb Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic visited the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA) on Tuesday, accompanied by members of the Serb government and Serb embassy officials in Athens. Djelic met with EBEA president Constantine Mihalos and with board members Mihalis Siamidis and Dimitris Dimitriou.
Djelic referred at length to his country's economic an political state, placing emphasis on initiatives and activities concerning Serbia's economic growth. He stressed that legislative initiatives are being promoted to restrict bureaucracy regarding business activity and that efforts are taking place to bring about major privatisations.
He also called on EBEA to contribute to the entry of Greek businesses into Serbia, saying that it is a speedily developing market that is currently providing opportunities for major investments.
Mihalos referred on his part to the "longstanding and extremely good relations" existing between the two countries and underlined the great progress that has been achieved in the Greek economy in past years. He also made special reference to the great interest of Greek businesses that already exists in exanding into Serbia, the Balkans and eastern Europe in general.
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