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 Priština with 24/7 water and lower bills. The Railway Route 10 and Peace Highway will integrate Kosovo into main transport networks.'

Ambassador Tomáš Szunyog

Since 2009, the WBIF has supported 31 projects with an estimated value of €1.9 billion in Kosovo.

Kosovo has benefited from 50 grants worth €239.8 million in technical assistance and investment co-financing. The EU 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

1.9bn

265m

WBIF Grants

IPA II bilateral grants

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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 – 2021)

  • District heating system rehabilitated for 13,500 customers in Pristina  
  • 57 public buildings renovated and over 480,000 MWh/year in energy savings
  • Improved water supply systems for 550,000 people

Expected results

(2022 – 2030)

  • 53 km of motorways
  • 213 km of railway lines rehabilitated
  • District heating systems for 1.2 million people
  • 74 public buildings renovated over 640,000 MWh/year in energy savings
  • Improved water/wastewater systems for 900,000 people
  • 600,000 people protected from floods
  • Healthcare treatment and research facilities for 2.2 million people
  • 136,500 students and teachers in 500 primary and secondary schools connected to high-speed broadband

Support to Private Sector

WB EDIF

The Western Balkans Enterprise Development & Innovation Facility

  • €72.6m in financing for SMEs
  • 584 SMEs supported
  • 4 equity investments (€3.6m)
  • €3.3 m in technical assistance and advisory to SMEs
EFSE

European Fund for Southeast Europe

  • €304.3m sub-loan investments
  • 91,631 sub-loans provided
  • 3,308 beneficiaries supported
GGF

Green for Growth Fund

  • €11.7m sub-loan investment
  • 2,857 sub-loans
  • 20,549 MWh/yr primary energy savings
  • 5,349t CO2/yr emissions reduction
REEP+

The Regional Energy Efficiency Programme

  • €7.6m in financing for residential sector (GEFF)
  • €18m in direct financing for private sector2,857 sub-loans
  • Improved energy efficiency

Latest Kosovo News

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European Commission launches €3.2 billion investment package in the Western Balkans
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25-02-2022

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

A new EU funded technical assistance project worth €2 million was launched in October 2021 to support the prep...

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WBIF Newsletter April 2022
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08-04-2022

WBIF Newsletter April 2022

WBIF Newsletter April 2022

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WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects
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25-02-2022

WBIF 2022 Endorsed Flagship Projects

The WBIF, on 23 February 2022, endorsed 21 flagship projects in key railway, road and waterway interconnection...

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Kosovo and the Western Balkans Investment Framework
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03-10-2021

Kosovo and the Western Balkans Investment Framework

Brochure on WBIF activities in Kosovo in English (last updated in September 2021). 

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners