Over 11 million euros for Serb communes in the north of Kosovo

Over 11 million euros for Serb communes in the north of Kosovo

Pristina, 21 December 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Over 11, 5 million euros have been allocated for four communes in the north of the country from the 2016 state budget.

Around 9 million euros will be spent for 1788 people employed in these communes. Meanwhile, 1,7 million euros will be spent for capital expenses.

The 2016 budget for northern communes saw an increase as opposed to 2015, when this figure was 10,8 million euros.

Besides the budget fund, northern communes also benefit from the “Fund for the Development of the North”, which is collected from two customs points in Bernjak and Jarinje.

From January 2014 until September 2015, 7,5 million euros have been collected in this fund. So far, the communes have spent 4 million euros of this fund for projects and capital expenses. Northern Mitrovica has benefited the most from this fund.

The EU office to Kosovo, which manages the fund, says that in December, it has collected another 2,5 million euros for the four communes in the north. /ibna/