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Minister Hoxha: EU funds are essential for our integration path

March 18, 2019

Prishtina, 18 March 2019 – At the concluding conference on “Project Preparation Facility for the Ministry of European Integration”, the Minister of European Integration, Ms. Dhurata Hoxha, emphasised that for more than two and a half years Kosovo has received expertise support from the project, in which occasion highly appreciated the contribution of this project.

“The EU-funded IPA 2017 programming process has been concluded with EUR 73 million, while IPA 2018 with EUR 90.5 million. Meanwhile, IPA 2019 and IPA 2020 programs have been prepared, with EU funding of around EUR 200 million”, said the Minister, and added that these funds, from 2014 to 2020, are expected to reach up to EUR 600 million.

The Minister emphasized that these funds will help improve the lives of citizens, by supporting the improvement of governance and rule of law, by supporting the education and employment sector, by improving public infrastructure and economic development. From 1999 to 2008, the EU has contributed to the reconstruction of Kosovo with around EUR 1 billion, as well as for the building of Kosovo institutions during that period.

Minister Hoxha in her speech thanked the EU Office in Kosovo and all partners from embassies and donors who worked closely with us to help our country develop and to get closer to the EU, which is our common goal.

Finally, some videos showing the EU assistance for Kosovo were presented.

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