Serbia: Brnabic in Brussels for the Donor’s Conference and Meetings with Von der Leyen and Sassoli

Serbia: Brnabic in Brussels for the Donor’s Conference and Meetings with Von der Leyen and Sassoli

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic will attend today the International Donors’ Conference in Brussels, organized by the European Union to address the aftermath of the earthquake in Albania.

The Donors’ Conference will be attended by the EU, Member States, partners from the Western Balkans, representatives of other countries, as well as international foundations, including the United Nations and the World Bank.

The conference will be chaired by the head of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, with whom the Serbian Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting.

Brnabic and other Western Balkan leaders will have a working lunch with Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi. The Serbian Prime Minister will also meet with European Parliament President David Sassoli.

The earthquake that hit Albania on November 26, 2019 killed 51 people, more than 1,000 people were injured and 14,000 were temporarily homeless.

Both public infrastructure and private households in the country were destroyed, with estimated material damage from the earthquake reaching more than EUR 985 million.

A few days after the earthquake, the European Commission decided to send EUR 15 million to Albania to repair the damage from the earthquake and on the eve of the Donors’ Conference for the Reconstruction of Albania, the Netherlands decided to send three million euros in aid./ibna