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Germany has a special plan for the Western Balkans, and here it is

One of the goals is that the Western Balkans should crosslink infrastructure connections, such as highways, that would connect Serbia with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgrade to Tirana, via Pristina

Germany has prepared a special program for the Western Balkans, as found out by the "Vecernje Novosti", which would be compensation for the long wait to join the European Union.

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Citing diplomatic sources, the "Novosti" says that the Berlin prepared a "mini Marshall Plan" for the Balkans, which should should raise the economy of the region in the next few years and the proposal will soon be on the table of the European Council in Brussels, which should approve it and set the special fund for the Balkan countries.

The aforementioned plan is called "Berlin plus", and money for its implementation should be provided, among others, by the European Economic Area (EEA) consisting of all EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) , including Switzerland.

Sums are not yet known, because donors' actions should be organized, but, due to the volume of projects, it will certainly be significant. The idea is to create an attractive economic environment in next few years out of our region.

Funds could be used to found new companies, among other things.

Foto: AP/Tanjug

Foto: AP/Tanjug

One of the goals is that the Western Balkans should crosslink infrastructure connections, such as highways, that would connect Serbia with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Belgrade to Tirana, via Pristina.

The European Union could obtain skilled workers and technologically prepared region in this way, and the goal is to increase the standard of the Western Balkans closer to the European partners.

The intention is to also "skip" uncertain period of next few years in which the EU will be pressed with numerous crises and does not intend to continue expanding.

Strong reason to activate the "Berlin plus" is the reduction of tensions in the region.

For Germany, the Western Balkans is of great importance of security, says the text. The opportunity to do something more in terms of "Berlin plus" will be in the middle of next month, when the Trieste maintains regular annual summit of the western Balkans, writes "Novosti".

(Telegraf.co.uk / Vecernje Novosti)

 

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