If all megalomanic investments Serbia’s regime has been promising in the last decades came into being, the state would have lacked workforce, would have had twofold economic and export growths, and would have been the place of happiness and welfare, the Belgrade NIN weekly wrote on Thursday.
The weekly reminded its readers about the announced but unrealised investments like the factory of the airline industry chip producer Arab Mubadala and other Arab investments worth a billion Euros.
The arrival of the German Tennis company for breeding three million fattening pigs in Serbia per year remained uncertain despite the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2015. The investor hasn’t yet decided whether to start a business in Serbia.
“The arrival of the German Mercedes car producer has been announced every time the politicians needed a strong pre-election investment trump,” NIN wrote.
The weekly predicted that the last week’s radicalisation of the anti-government protests in Belgrade started last December and going on since would serve President Aleksandar Vucic as an excuse for eventual failure to bring the German Volkswagen car producer to Serbia.
“The same was in 2012 when the then regime led by former President Boris Tadic and his Democratic Party (DS) had been announcing for months the arrival of the Italian Danieli company said to had planned to invest half of a million Euros in the western town of Sabac," the weekly wrote.
When the investor gave up, the blame was put on a nationalist leader Tomislav Nikolic’s presidential election’s victory over Tadic,” NIN said.