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Kosovo receives money from America

The U.S. Embassy in Pristina announced on Friday that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will receive $34.7 million (about 12.5 billion Hungarian forints) to support Kosovo’s integration into the European Union, fight corruption, and promote democracy.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

Since 1999, the United States has supported Kosovo with $2 billion (about 720 billion Hungarian forints), of which more than $1 billion has been sent to the country through USAID. The current amount of $34.7 million is the latest in USAID assistance approved by Congress.

According to Jeffrey Hovinger, US Ambassador to Pristina, the goal of USAID’s programs in the country is to enable all citizens to have efficient and predictable access to institutional services, demand accountability for them, and increase their economic and democratic capabilities. Opportunities.

According to what was stated by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani

The agreement between the Government of Kosovo and USAID will help continuously reduce corruption and improve the effectiveness of responses to the needs of the population.

Kosovo became independent from Serbia in 2008, nine years after 78-day NATO air strikes. The country has since been recognized by many Western countries, but Serbia, China, Russia and Serbs living in the country have not. With that. The latter makes the region a source of tension to this day.

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