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10 September 2021

EIB reaffirms support for North Macedonia’s green and digital development

North Macedonia

Lilyana Pavlova, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the lending arm of the European Union – reaffirmed the Bank’s support for faster recovery in North Macedonia and the country’s green and digital transition. Vice-President Pavlova recently visited Skopje and participated in the Ministry of Finance’s annual conference and met with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi, EU Ambassador David Geer and the management board of the Development Bank of North Macedonia. At these meetings, she confirmed the EIB’s unwavering commitment to North Macedonia, announcing support for new investments directed towards the recovery of small and medium-sized enterprises, a renewable and diversified energy supply, digitalisation and major infrastructure projects.

 

At the meeting, Prime Minister Zaev emphasised the exceptional cooperation with the EIB in supporting capital investment in infrastructure and other projects that are complementary to his government’s reform policies and North Macedonia’s process of integration into the European Union. Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi expressed gratitude for the support given by the EIB on the country’s path to EU accession and confidence that cooperation will continue.

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Source: EIB

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