Estimated Project Value: €1.8 billion
WBIF Grants: €198.7 million, out of which €179.5 million from the EU and €19.2 million from other donors
Loans Signed: €265 million
The WBIF has supported 30 projects with an overall estimated value of €1.8 billion across all eligible sectors. The WBIF has provided €198.7 million in grants, whereas the loans signed on WBIF projects have reached €265 million. The EU support channelled through the WBIF accounts for €179.5 million and covers both technical assistance and investment works.
The WBIF has helped prepare build water and waste water systems, ensuring continuous access to basic municipal services to its citizens. It has assisted in the rehabilitation of the district heating system in Pristina and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in public buildings throughout the country. Better education and healthcare facilities have been planned for and are currently being implemented. Moreover, the WBIF has contributed to the development of essential road and rail transport routes, which will ensure the country's connections within the region and with the EU, and to the preparation of broadband investments.
The WBIF supports Kosovo in fulfilling key objectives of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans by 2024, including
Out of 30 projects supported, 5 have been completed, 4 are being implemented, 2 are tendering for works to start construction, and 19 are at various stages of preparation. In addition, Kosovo has benefited from regional projects and initiatives funded by the WBIF, such as the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme for the Western Balkans (REEP and REEP Plus) and the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility (EDIF).
For more details on the current status of the WBIF operations in Kosovo, please visit our Projects page.
Orient/East-Med Corridor: Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje – Mitrovicë/Mitrovica Section, (c) Infrakos. 35 km of railway track and 5 railway stations upgraded to modern, TEN-T standards.
€50.4 million investment value
€17.6 million EU grant for construction works
€8.6 million EBRD loan
€20.7 million EIB loan
For more details, please see the Project Summary (last updated November 2018).
* 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.
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.