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EC/IMF/SECO Coordination Meeting with representatives of ministries of finance and tax administrations from Southeast Europe (SEE) held in Ljubljana

EC/IMF/SECO Coordination Meeting with representatives of ministries of finance and tax administrations from Southeast Europe (SEE) held in Ljubljana
Published date: 01.07.2019 11:56 | Author: Tax Administration

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The annual meeting of representatives of IMF, the EC, SECO and ministries of finance and tax administrations from Southeast Europe (SEE) was held in Ljubljana for reviewing the progress and directions of the IMF's capacity development (CD) efforts in the areas of PFM and revenue administration for EU potential candidate and candidate countries in the Western Balkan.

The meeting, facilitated by Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF), was participated by representatives of 6 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) as well as many international organizations.

Barbara Banki Gardinal (IMF), Thomas Stauffer (SECO), Carolina Renteria (IMF) and Jana Repanšek (CEF) opened the meeting, underlying the need for strenghtening of PFM an RA reforms in the region, as well as the significance of exchange of information for overcoming thechallenges in their impementation.

IMF experts for fiscal afairs coordinating the CD project presented their views of current project outcomes and FY2020 workplans.

Country representatives gave presentations on reform efforts during the last 12 months and the Montenegrin Tax Administration presented the Revenue Administration Reform Projects, focusing on its link with the CD project of IMF, for better defining of the needs for core process improvement and functions to be supported by the IT system, what is expected to result in the overall reform of the tax authority within 5 years timeframe.

The project of strenghtening economic governance and public finances management in countries of Southeast Europe, funded by the European Commission and State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), is implemented by the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD), with the aim of introducing the reform and modernisation of PFM and tax administrations for the future EU accession.