As part of our Executive Leadership Talks series, on August 23, AmCham hosted Nicola Bertolini, the Head of Cooperation at the Delegation of the European Union in Macedonia.
Nicola talked about the main challenges of the private sector in the country with special emphasis on public sector support to business, referring to the development of SMEs in the Northeast, Polog, and Southwest regions as well as technical and financial constraints of the business sector. The discussion with the CEOs from our member companies revolved around the question on what can EU do to help prepare the private sector for the EU internal market. He also pointed out that building connections between the public and the business sector is very important : “We would like to see partnerships between the public and the private sector. We will support this.”, he said.
After the talk the attending executives enjoyed a cocktail reception generously supported by Tikves.