Fiscal Strategy for 2017 with Projections for 2018 and 2019
I. MACROECONOMIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE PERIOD 2017 TO 2019
1. General Framework and Main Objectives and Guidelines of Economic Policy
The Government’s strategic commitment to attaining full membership in the European Union (hereinafter referred to as “EU”) and the progress made towards this goal to date have been reaffirmed with the opening of two new negotiation chapters in 2016. Regular political and economic dialogue about open issues under the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States of the one part and the Republic of Serbia of the other part (hereinafter referred to as “SAA”), adoption of the Economic Reform Program for the Period 2016– 2018, the Employment and Social Reform Program and the revised National Program for the Adoption of the EU Acquis, implementation of the Public Financial Management Reform Program for the Period 2016–2020, harmonization of national legislation and passing of general and sector-specific development strategies, including this Strategy, all have the aim of helping Serbia meet within the shortest possible period the economic requirements for membership set out in acquis communautaire.