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Prishtina, 16.03. 2012 – Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, met today with World Bank representatives, namely its Director for Southeast Europe Jane Armitage and Head of WB Office in Kosovo, Jan Peter Olters.

In the meeting it was emphasized that Kosovo has shown added fiscal maturity since the second half of 2011, preserving a low deficit and successfully agreeing on a new Stand-By agreement with IMF. Such significant successes make Kosovo a model country for Europe in this era of fiscal turmoil.

Subject of the meeting was also future support of the World Bank Group to important projects implemented in Kosovo’s energy sector, with a special focus on the New Kosova Power Plant Project and in other projects in the sphere of renewable energy promotion and generation and in the sphere of energy efficiency.

Other topics of the meeting included concrete projects in the area of improving water supply and quality, as well as improvement of air quality and involvement of all relevant parties in the monitoring of such processes.

Further, an agreement was reached to organize during this year a donor conference on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and other projects in the energy sector.

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