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ANNUAL REPORT 2013 ○  Liljana Alceva and Kiril Nestorvoski, Habitat for Humanity Macedonia, leading a session to help children understand what a career in the NGO sector is like; ○ Semos Education hosting 11 children for 3 basic computer skills classes; ○ Cementarnica USJE hosting a group of 15 children from 11.Oktomvri in their cement plant; ○ Maja Stevkova Sterieva and her colleagues from Komercijalna banka leading a session on basic money management skills and concepts; ○ Ivana Dojcinovska-Stojanovic from Wabtec MZT AD Skopje leading two career exploration sessions; ○ UACS professors Elena Bundaleska and Jovanka Jovanchevska – Milenkoska leading a series of public speaking workshops with 16+ year olds. Legal & Tax committee In 2013 the Legal and Tax committee met 6 times and involved 14 member company representatives. • Provided key input into AmCham’s Visa and Work Permit Guide for Foreign Nationals Working in Macedonia; • Held an information session on the implications of the Mandatory Stock Market Listing law; and • Submitted a Position paper on draft Law on Financial Discipline to members of the Parliamentary Commission on Economic Issues at the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, the Ministry of Finance, key members of the diplomatic community and other Chambers of Commerce. Through this paper we are trying to convince lawmakers that this is an unnecessary law that will fail to reach the Government’s goal of improving the country’s market as well as company liquidity and performance. We recommend that the Draft Law not be passed, rather that the Government’s focus be applied toward strengthening the existing mechanisms and institutions responsible for enforcing payment, honoring contracts, and the rule of law in general. The Draft Law was proposed to the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia by the Ministry of Finance on November 12th, 2013 and it was adopted on December 16th, 2013. 10