The European Commission has donated 24 million euros to Kosovo to help it during this difficult socio-economic period that the country is in as a result of COVID-19.
These funds donated to Kosovo are part of general EU assistance to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, to support the modernization of Kosovo's public administration and to strengthen the management of public finances, the EU said in a statement.
The EU will continue to support Kosovo with the funds needed to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the pandemic on citizens and businesses.
Neighborhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi said: “Kosovo and the EU are both still in the middle of the road to winning the war against the pandemic. Through these economic supports, we help Kosovo take the necessary actions to fight the pandemic, help stabilize public finances, provide support to small businesses and citizens in need to cope with the financial difficulties they face in this difficult situation. We stand by the people of Kosovo. "
Kosovo is in a difficult political and epidemiological situation. Yesterday, the amendments were approved regarding the new austerity measures to prevent the increase of cases and victims of COVID-19 in Kosovo. This is because it is thought that during the holidays the risk is expected be higher.