The Minister of Finance announced a new INCREASE in SALARIES and PENSIONS
The Serbian government will consider a new arrangement with the IMF today, the Minister of Finance, Sinisa Mali has stated, adding that there will be room for a new increase in salaries and pensions if the GDP growth rate is 6 percent.
While having a guest appearance at RTS morning show, Mali has pointed out that the arrangement with the IMF is of an advisory nature and explained that the arrangement is made for 30 months, and its goal is to continue with structural reforms that were commenced with the previous arrangement.
“First and foremost I think about reforms of public enterprises, the green agenda, everything that should contribute to increasing our competitiveness,” he has said, adding that he wants public enterprises to be even better, to be carriers of growth and development, together with the private sector.
The Minister of Finance expects a growth of 10 to 11 percent in the second quarter of this year.
“We are attacking growth through personal consumption, increase in wages, pensions, investments. We are also trying to encourage personal consumption, by increasing salaries and pensions and thus trying to stimulate our economy. The whole world is talking about finding new sources of growth and we are working on it,” Mali has said.
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