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Start of Works on the Bilateral Donors’ Supported Wastewater Treatment Plant Podgorica

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25 May 2020: Construction works started last week on the primary collector of the wastewater treatment plant in Podgorica, Montenegro. The event was attended among others by Dusko Markovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro, Aivo Orav, Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Robert Weber, Ambassador of Germany and Zeljko Uljarevic, Head of KfW Office in Montenegro.
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Works Commence on the EU-supported Svilaj Border Crossing Facility from BiH to Croatia

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18 May 2020: Notwithstanding the numerous restrictions due to the Covid-19 crisis, the beneficiary (Indirect Taxation Authority) in Bosnia and Herzegovina succeeded to start the works for the construction of the state-of-the-art Svilaj border crossing on Corridor Vc.
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WBIF 29th Project Financiers' Meeting

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12 May 2020: The Western Balkans Investment Framework held its 29th Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) due to the COVID-19 situation, as a virtual meeting, on 12 May. Overall 120 participants from the European Commission, financial institutions (EIB, EBRD, CEB, KfW, WBG, AFD, EIF), Bilateral Donors, Western Balkans beneficiaries and the Energy Community Secretariat participated in this meeting.
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Feature Story: Investing in Sustainable Energy Has Never Been So Easy

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21 April 2020: The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme supports SMEs, municipalities, households and citizens in reducing energy consumption while contributing to regional economic growth. REEP/REEP+ were created to support institutions in the Western Balkans to develop a competitive energy efficiency market.
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WBIF Secretariat Statement to COVID-19

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06 April 2020: Appreciation for all involved in healthcare, governments, public services and local communities who are on the front line fighting to contain the virus in the Western Balkans.
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New WBIF Video Online: Energy Sector

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05 April 2020: With this latest video the WBIF completes the first series of success stories, showing progress and impact of the regional flagship projects from all WBIF sectors.
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Start of the Technical Assistance for Bosnia and Herzegovina: Flood Risk Management Project in Republika Srpska

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31 March 2020: The WBIF Technical Assistance (TA) for ‘Continuation of Procurement Assistance for the Flood Risk Management Project in Republika Srpska’ was launched on 31 March 2020 as the first Kick-off Meeting of WBIF TA held by videoconference, due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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The EU-supported 'Connectivity Networks Gap Analysis' for 91 Connectivity Projects in the Western Balkans Updated

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26 March 2020: The update of the original Connectivity Gap Analysis (2016) for 91 EU-supported connectivity projects in the Western Balkans in the sub-sectors of road, rail, waterways, ports, electricity and gas.
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First Construction and Supply Contract Signed for the EU-supported 2015 Connectivity Project in Serbia

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24 March 2020: With due regard to all the safety measures, the contract agreement for delivery of the equipment and the construction of the high-voltage transmission line from Kragujevac to Kraljevo was signed yesterday in Belgrade.
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New WBIF Publication: Investing in Clean Energy in the Western Balkans

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13 January 2020: The fourth edition of the WBIF publication on energy efficiency and renewable energy, Investing in Clean Energy in the Western Balkans, is now online, on our website.
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Welcome to Western Balkans Investment Framework!

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) is a regional blending facility supporting EU enlargement and socio-economic development in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

The WBIF was established in 2009 as a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Council of Europe Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and several bilateral donors . The World Bank Group, the KfW Development Bank and the AFD (Agence Française de Développement) subsequently joined the Framework. In December 2018, the AFD became a participating organisation in the WBIF.

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