Kosovo signs agreement with EBRD to support services hit by pandemic

Kosovo`s Minister of Finance, Hykmete Bajrami, signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a €30 million loan.

"As the country continues to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, through this support the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will ensure the provision of essential infrastructure services," the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.
EBRD at the same time explained that the first tranche of up to €14 million will be provided to the government for on-lending to vital infrastructure providers for immediate emergency support while the second tranche of up to €16 million will finance further support until revenues and collections have been restored.
Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti hailed the agreement saying the funds will help central and local public enterprises in overcoming the effects of the pandemic.