Prishtina, 17 March, 2023 – The European Commission disbursed funds in the amount of 67.5 million euros. This is the payment of the first tranche of budget support within the annual program IPA 2023, which in total amounts to 75 million euros.
The EU support complements the government’s energy support scheme, which will start implementing these measures immediately:
- I) direct financial support for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families;
- II) Stimulation of energy savings by family consumers;
III) Supporting individual family consumers including vulnerable consumers through increasing the energy efficiency of residential units and buildings;
- IV) Supporting household consumers including vulnerable consumers in investing in energy efficient household appliances and renewable energy systems;
- V) Stimulation of energy savings by micro, small and medium enterprises.
The Government of the Republic of Kosovo will continue to support citizens and alleviate the social and economic consequences for the categories most affected by the effects of the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, through a stable and reliable policy in the management of public finances.
This is the first installment of money that Kosovo receives from the EU package for energy support for the Western Balkans. The package was created by the EU and its member states to help the region overcome the energy crisis and the huge increase in energy prices caused by Russia’s unjustified aggression against Ukraine.
Last modified: March 17, 2023