Skopje Receives Promised EUR80 Million in EU’s Energy Support | Beta Briefing

Skopje Receives Promised EUR80 Million in EU’s Energy Support

Source: Beta
News / Region | 09.03.23 | access_time 19:23

Dimitar Kovacevski (BETAPHOTO/European Council/Alexandros Michailidis)


The prime minister of North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski, stated on March 9 that his country had received the promised 80 million in support from the European Union for alleviating the energy crisis.


During a meeting about the EU’s budgetary support in the government of North Macedonia, Kovacevski said the funds were already available and would be used as a part of a package of anti-crisis measures, worth more than 760 million euros. In his words, the EUR80 million grant from the EU is designated as aid to the people for paying their electricity bills, to small and medium enterprises for maintaining continuity of operations, and to the state for investing into the energy transition, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.


The chief of the EU Delegation in North Macedonia, David Geer, recollected that the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, promised in October last year that the Union would secure 80 million euros for alleviating the energy crisis.


“Now we have delivered. In practice, this support will help the citizens come to terms with the demands that arose as a consequence of the energy crisis. That means help to all households in meeting their basic energy needs. Particularly the most vulnerable,” Geer stated.


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