Promoting better business regulation in South East Europe through more parliamentary involvement

 

Sarajevo, 22 October 2009

 

Policy makers and experts from South East Europe (SEE) and OECD gathered at the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo to streamline co-operation between parliaments and legislative branches in order to develop a more attractive and competitive business environment in SEE.

 

The debate took place in the framework of the Working Group on Regulatory Reform of the OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe, co-organised with the RCC Secretariat, based on the preliminary results of the OECD’s assessment of country performances in economic reform legislation, the Investment Reform Index 2009.

 

Special focus lay on increasing involvement of SEE parliamentarians in the design of business regulation by:

  • improving standards of regulatory practice that are harmonised with the EU's acquis communautaire
  • enhancing dialogue between parliaments and government
  • co-ordinating targeted skills and capacity development for participants in the legislative process
  • increasing co-operation with civil society and the private sector

 Meeting documentation

 

Agenda

List of participants

Press release

Meeting conclusions

 

 Meeting presentations

 

The Regional Network of Economic Committees of Parliaments from South East Europe, Mr. Eugeniu Osmochescu, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, IFC Advisory Services, Regional Network of Economic Committees of Parliaments from South East Europe

2009 OECD Investment Reform Index Draft Results: The Role of Parliaments in the Economic Reform Process, Adelina Vestemean, External Relations Co-ordinator, and Jakob Fexer, Policy Analyst, OECD Investment Compact for South East Europe

 

OECD SEE Investment Committee: third meeting of the Regulatory Reform Working Group, Renata Šeperić Petak, OECD Regional Consultant

 

Comparative analysis on regulatory reform in the European Union and South East Europe (Western Balkans), Ms. Slavica Penev, Senior Research Fellow, Economics Institute, Belgrade

How to improve the dialgue between parliaments and governments in South East Europe: challenges and lessons in Montenegro, Ms. Nadja Vukicevic, Parliament of Montenegro, Secretary of the Committee for Economy, Finance and Budget