Tag Archives: Kosovo

Coface: EU accession of Western Balkans likely to happen as it would counterbalance influence of Russia and China in the region

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union – Western Balkans Summit will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the 17th of May 2018. This meeting aims to reaffirm the EU’s commitment towards the Western Balkans gaining EU membership. Coface’s economists … Read the full press release

EBRD launched new €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support energy conservation in the region

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is launching the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region. The facility is combining necessary longer-term financing … Read the full press release

EBRD lends €1.5M to microfinance institution Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves LLC (KRK) in Kosovo

12-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €1.5 million loan to Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves LLC (KRK) – the third largest non-bank microfinance institution in Kosovo by total assets – for on-lending to … Read the full press release

EBRD launched €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II (WeBSEFF II)

Raiffeisen Bank BiH becomes first borrower under new facility 4-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching the €75 million Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Financing Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to improve energy supply in the … Read the full press release

NATO Secretary General Rasmussen praised Bulgaria’s commitment to the Alliance

21-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen praised Bulgaria’s contributions to the Alliance and its commitment to transatlantic security after talks on Thursday (20 June 2013) with Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski. “NATO’s core task is security … Read the full press release

EIB and Kosovo signed Framework Agreement

Luxembourg / Pristina, 7-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Today, Mr Anton Rop, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), and Kosovo*’s Finance Minister, Mr Besim Beqaj, signed a Framework Agreement governing future EIB activities in Kosovo*, in the presence of the Prime … Read the full press release

Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This is an historic day for Serbia-Kosovo* relations, for the entire Western Balkans region and for the European Union. I want to congratulate both Prime Ministers and their teams. This ground breaking agreement would not have been … Read the full press release

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy on the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, on the occasion of the agreement within the facilitated dialogue on the ormalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo Brussels, 19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — I congratulate the Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica … Read the full press release

EU allocates €63 million to bring Kosovo* closer to Europe

Brussels, 12-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission today announced that it has allocated €63 million to support Kosovo’s efforts to implement its EU-reform agenda. The funds will be used for reforms of the justice and public administration systems, to support the readmission … Read the full press release

Rule of law assistance to Kosovo not sufficiently effective

Luxembourg, 30-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Kosovo is the largest per capita recipient of EU financial aid in the world and is home to the largest civilian crisis management mission ever launched by the Union (EULEX). European Court of Auditors has audited the EU’s … Read the full press release