Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Marichikj welcomed the ratification of the laws from the Open Balkan initiative by Parliament, allowing the citizens of North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania the chance to work in any of these three countries without work permits.
“No more work permits for Open Balkan citizens! Through regional cooperation and this initiative, based on European practice and principles, we are allowing for a free labor market among Open Balkan countries, and higher wages. Today’s ratification of the laws from the Open Balkan Initiative allows the citizens of North Macedonia, Serbia and Albania to work in any of these three countries without the need for work permits, without any barriers, applications and wait times, and no administrative costs,” Marichikj posted on Facebook.
He believes that this will improve the regional market and help us leap forward towards the unique EU internal market.
“This measure is significant for the Macedonian economy and companies that are becoming more competitive and able to open more jobs and provide higher wages for the citizens,” Marichikj pointed out.