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About the Western Balkans Investment Framework

About the Western Balkans Investment Framework

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) is a joint initiative of the EU, financial organisations, bilateral donors and beneficiaries, aimed at enhancing harmonisation and cooperation in investments for the socio-economic development of the region and contributing to the European perspective of the Western Balkans. 

Due to its collaborative nature in line with the ‘Team Europe’ approach, the WBIF is the main vehicle for implementation of the EU’s ambitious Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans.

PUBLIC SECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 212 Projects Supported
  • € 23.1 bn Estimated Project Value
  • € 1.4 bn Grants Awarded
  • € 6.5 bn Loans Leveraged

PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORT

  • € 4.2 bn Support to Private Sector
  • image € 841 m Financing available for SMEs
  • image € 328.2 bn Sub-loan investments
  • image € 2.9 bn Sub-loan investments
  • image € 181.8 m Project Financing

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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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Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) 1st Strategic and Operational Board Meetings
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20-12-2021

Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) 1st Strategic and Operational Board Meetings

On 16 and 17 December, the Western Balkan Investment Framework held its 1st meeting of the Strategic and Opera...

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32nd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 November 2021
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22-11-2021

32nd WBIF Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) 18-19 November 2021

The Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) held its 32nd Project Financiers’ Group Meeting (PFG) on 18 an...

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Partner Organisations

ec logo

€ 1.4 bn Commited funds

€ 1 bn Connectivity Agenda pledge allocated

ebrd logo

€ 1.8 bn Loans signed

€ 7.9 bn Estimated project value

eib logo

€ 3.1 bn Loans signed

€ 10.8 bn Estimated project value

kfw

€ 725 m Loans signed

€ 2.6 bn Estimated project value

ceb

€ 475 m Loans signed

€ 782 m Estimated project value

€ 359 m Loans signed

€ 255 m Estimated project value

AFD

€ 42 m Loans signed

€ 67 m Estimated project value

Bilateral Donors’ Contributions To EWBJF*

*Contributions to the European Western Balkans Joint Fund since 2009

Western Balkan Beneficiaries


No of Projects Estimated value of projects
Albania
Albania
37 € 2.5 bn
Bosnia
Bosnia
29 € 3.9 bn
Kosovo
Kosovo
30 €1.4 bn 
Montenegro
Montenegro
20 €1.8 bn 
North Macedonia
North Macedonia
23 €2.1 bn 
Serbia
Serbia
42 € 2.6 bn

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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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WBIF Bilateral Donors
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01-11-2021

WBIF Bilateral Donors

WBIF Bilateral Donors factsheet (last updated in November 2021).

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Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkan Partners