Premier Gruevski demands Austria’s support for the integration in the EU and NATO

Premier Gruevski demands Austria’s support for the integration in the EU and NATO

Skopje, February 19, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Prime Minister of FYR Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski has demanded Austria’s support in the process of Euro Atlantic integration and to attract Austrian investors to the country.

Ahead of the visit of the Greek deputy prime minister, Venizelos to Skopje, Mr. Gruevski is holding a two day visit to Vienna where he has met with the Austrian chancellor, Verner Feiman.

“Austria is an ally country which has expressed its will to support us in all domains.In the international arena, but in the EU arena in particular, Austria has been one of the biggest supporters of Macedonia and we appreciate this”, said prime minister Gruevski.

Gruevski said that the meeting with the chancellor discussed “the domestic reforms and the progress made by Macedonia in the aspect of economic reforms in order to attract foreign investments, reforms in the justice system and in the public administration”.

Gruevski said that he has informed his Austrian colleague on the latest developments in the country, underlining the issue of the name dispute with Greece.

“We talked about those details and I hope that in the future, with our ongoing efforts and those of the international community and our southern neighbor, we will find a way to resolve the name dispute”, said Gruevski.

Prime minister Gruevski has demanded for Austrian companies to see the country as an opportunity to develop their business and investments. “Austria is a serious commercial partner and was the second biggest investor in Macedonia last year”, said prime minister Gruevski during a speech delivered today (19.02) with Austrian investors and businesses. /ibna/