Tribune on the regulatory reform in Gevgelija

Skopje, 20th March 2012

Within the fourth stage of the Regulatory Guillotine – “Advantage for Small”, the Deputy Minister of information society and administration Marta Arsovska Tomovska met with representatives of the small and medium enterprises in the municipalities of Bogdanci, Gevgelija and Dojran.


Our goal is to provide easier and simpler conditions for the business community in the country through introducing electronic procedures and applications, requests, proposals and opinions, in order to avoid counter desk crowds and shorten waiting time for necessary documents, said Marta Arsovska Tomovska in her address and presentation of the project to the present businessmen.


The Ministry of Information Society and Administration, added the Deputy Minister, as an institution competent in the civil and public service modernization in the Republic of Macedonia, took over the coordinative role in the regulatory reform processes and regulatory impact assessment on business community, civil sector and generally on citizens of the Republic of Macedonia.


Furthermore, she pointed out that the idea and wish of the Ministry was to hear the voice of the business community that would contribute to reducing and simplification of administrative procedures, in respect of ensuring that businessmen could sooner implement legal benefits.


This initiative was welcomed by businessmen and company managers. They pointed out concrete bureaucratic procedures that slowed down their work. In particular, they indicated to the need of small and medium enterprises animation in the law drafting stage.


The municipalities had complaints about the process of agricultural land reallocation, long procedures that slow down development process, as well as about procedures for giving agricultural areas in concession.


Arsovska Tomovska invited all businessmen to take active part with their proposals and opinions by sending them to the expert team in the Ministry of Information Society and Administration of the Republic of Macedonia. In this way they can contribute for reducing pressure on company running in crises conditions and encourage entrepreneurs to start and run their own businesses.