An Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans

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Series Details COM (2020) 641
Publication Date 06/10/2020
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Communication published by the European Commission on 6 October 2020, setting out an Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans.

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The Plan aims to spur the long-term economic recovery of the region, support a green and digital transition, foster regional integration and convergence with the European Union (EU). It sets out a substantial investment package mobilising up to €9 billion of funding for the region. It is set to support sustainable connectivity, human capital, competitiveness and inclusive growth, and the twin green and digital transition.

A set of guidelines for implementing the Green Agenda in the Western Balkans was also presented. This was expected to be adopted at a forthcoming Western Balkans summit later in the year.

The Economic and Investment Plan was put forward alongside the publication of the annual Enlargement Package reports.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:641:FIN
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  • https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/sites/near/files/communication_on_wb_economic_and_investment_plan_october_2020_en.pdf
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News
Associated Press, 06/10/2020: EU unveils 9 billion euro investment plan for the Balkans https://apnews.com/article/kosovo-serbia-montenegro-economic-growth-brussels-8e12c250a14903468cfdbcd5501505f2
Deutsche Welle, 06/10/2020: EU set to invest €9 billion in Balkans https://p.dw.com/p/3jX4S

Official
EUR-Lex: SWD(2020)223: Staff Working Document accompanying the Communication - Guidelines for the Implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:223:FIN
European Commission: Press Release, 06/10/2020: Western Balkans: An Economic and Investment Plan to support the economic recovery and convergence https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1811
European Commission: Questions and Answers: Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans (6 October 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_1819

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