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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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Video: New home for 20 families in Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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10 March 2020: The 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia led to the displacement of more than 1 million people within the borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the end of 2011, some 113,000 were still displaced, out of whom some 8,500 lived in collective centres and alternative temporary accommodation. By the end of 2019, 150 families have moved into new locations, following the closure of eight collective centres and alternative accommodation locations.
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CONNECTA Completes Project Documentation for the Replacement of Guardrails Along Corridor X in North Macedonia

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01 March 2020: Road safety remains a top priority for the European Union’s Connectivity Agenda in the Western Balkans. Much of Road Corridor X in North Macedonia from Tabanovce to Gevgelija is equipped with old safety crash barriers (guardrails) which were built to ex-Yugoslavian standards.
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Start of the EU-funded Technical Assistance for the Rehabilitation of the Durres – Rrogozhina Railway Section in Albania

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09 February 2020: The kick-off meeting to mark the start of the EU-funded technical assistance (TA), including the detailed design for the rehabilitation of the railway section Durres – Rrogozhina, was held in Tirana on 7 February.
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New EU-funded Technical Assistance Project for the Central Wastewater Treatment Facility Launched in Novi Sad

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26 January 2020: The WBIF project ‘Technical Documentation for Central Wastewater Treatment Facility in Novi Sad’ has been launched on 21 January 2020 with the kick-off meeting held in Novi Sad City Hall.
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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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