Kosovo

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kosovo flag Kosovo*

  • Population: 1.8 million
  • GDP: €7.1 billion
  • GDP per capita: €3,740
  • Public Debt: 21.8% GDP
  • Potential EU Candidate. The Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EU and Kosovo entered into force in April 2016. 


* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

'WBIF projects are changing the quality of life in Kosovo. The water supply and district heating have provided Pristina with 24/7 water and lower bills. The Railway Route 10 and Pristina - Merdare Highway will integrate Kosovo into main transport networks.'

Ambassador Tomáš Szunyog

Since 2009, the WBIF has supported 30 projects for €1.7 billion estimated investments in the public sector in Kosovo.

Kosovo has benefited from 50 grants worth €239.8 million in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU IPA grant support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €220.4 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works. Other donors have contributed €19.4 million as well.

€239.8m

Investment grants:  €196.2m

Technical assistance: €43.6m

1.7bn

€328m

WBIF grants

IPA II bilateral grants

train

Sustainable Transport

€181.1m

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Energy

Clean Energy

€23.2m

€136m

Environment

Environment & Climate

€32.5m

€27m

Social

Human Capital

€1.8m

€73.1m

Digital infrastructure

Digital Future

€1.2m

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Competitiveness

Breakdown of support provided below

€106.8m

Total

€239.8m

€342.9m

Achieved results

2009 – 2022

  • 9.7 MW renewable energy generation capacity installed
  • District heating system rehabilitated in Pristina for 13,500 customers
  • 86 buildings renovated and over 750,000 MWh/year of energy saved
  • Safe drinking water for 550,000 people

Expected results

2022 – 2030

  • 23 km of motorways
  • 213 km of railway lines rehabilitated
  • District heating systems for 1.2 million people
  • 220 buildings renovated and over 150,000 MWh/year of energy saved
  • Improved water/waste water services for 1.3 million people
  • 340,000 people protected from floods
  • Healthcare treatment and research facilities for 1.7 million people
  • 500 schools connected to highspeed broadband benefiting over 136,500 students/year
  • Infrastructure sharing via the Balkan Digital Highway initiative

Support to Private Sector

WB EDIF

The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility

  • €115.9m in financing for SMEs
  • 975 SMEs supported in Kosovo
EFSE

European Fund for Southeast Europe

  • €320m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 95,045 sub-loans provided since inception
  • 87 technical assistance projects since inception
GGF

Green for Growth Fund

  • €23.5m sub-loan investments since inception
  • 31,461 MWh/yr primary energy savings
  • 8,689 tCO2/yr emissions reduction
REEP+

The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme

  • €8.7m in financing for residential sector (GEFF)
  • €18m in direct financing for private sector

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans

Today, the European Commission has unveiled a substantial €3.2 billion investment package to support 21 transp...

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EU Funded Rehabilitation of the Railway Route 10 in Kosovo*
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17-11-2021

EU Funded Rehabilitation of the Railway Route 10 in Kosovo*

The European Union through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) funds the Technical Assistance (TA)...

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EU Allocates Additional Grant to introduce District Heating in Eight Municipalities in Kosovo
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12-11-2021

EU Allocates Additional Grant to introduce District Heating in Eight Municipalities in Kosovo

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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021
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From Plan to Action - WBIF Key Achievements 2021

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WBIF July Newsletter 2022
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WBIF Newsletter April 2022
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08-04-2022

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners