Dr. Danijela Urosevic, Assistant Minister of Health of the Republic of Serbia and Chair of the SEEHN Executive Committee, participated to the SEE Regional Policy Dialogue: Towards Improved Structural Reforms and Fiscal Frameworks held in Ljubljana, 26-27 February 2019.

This SEE regional policy dialogue was a kick-off to the three-year project Strengthening Line Ministries’ Capacities to Asses Fiscal Implications of Structural Reforms (FISR project) funded by the European Union and implemented by the Center of Excellence in Finance(CEF).

The meeting brought together versatile interest groups that discussed structural reforms and their improved integration into fiscal frameworks of the countries. The discussion was facilitated through the prism of increased competitiveness and growth of the region and enhanced EU enlargement.

On their path to the EU, the economies of the Western Balkans and Turkey need to become sufficiently vital to withstand the competitive pressures of the EU single market.

Key policy instruments in this process are the Economic Reform Programmes (ERP), inclusive of structural reforms, designed to boost growth and competitiveness while ensuring fiscal discipline and sustainability.

The project will promote greater fiscal policy coordination especially between finance and line ministries and support exchange of good practices across the countries of Western Balkan and Turkey.

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