Press Release

Minister of Finance discusses implementation of Country Package and Government Program Curaçao with SER

Willemstad, March 18, 2022 – At the invitation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Javier Silvania, met with several members of the SER on Friday, March 18, 2022, to exchange views and opinions on the implementation of the Country Package and the Government Program 2022-2025. As the coordinating minister for the implementation of the reforms included in the Country Package and as the political-administrative contact point for the work of the National Reform Commission, which is on a technical level responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Country Package on behalf of the Government of Curaçao, the SER considered it desirable and also necessary to have a further exchange of views with Mr. Silvania on, in particular, the socio-economic dimensions of the theme areas included in the Country Package. Because specific themes related to this socio-economic dimension fall under the ministerial responsibility of other ministers in the current cabinet of Curaçao, the SER was advised to also consult with these ministers.

Since the strategic objectives, priorities and conditions for the 2022-2025 Government Program released last week also included the commitments made under the Country Package and other fundamental reforms, the meeting with the SER also paid due attention to some parts of the Government Program, which specifically fall under the ministerial responsibility of Mr. Silvania.

The exchange of views with the Minister took place in an atmosphere of mutual trust.

On the Photo: The Minister of Finance of Curaçao Mr. Silvania among some members and technical staff of the SER of Curaçao