Serbia gets EUR 78 million from the EU for small and medium-sized enterprises
The European Union (EU) has allocated 78 million euros for financial assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises in Serbia, said Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, Mateja Norcic Stamcar.
At the forum on how to help small and medium-sized enterprises cope with the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic, she said that it was a package within the framework of joint programming with the Government of Serbia.
The assistance, as she said, is part of a larger package of 93 million euros that the EU has made available for the fight against covid-19 and the economic consequences through the EU PRO program.
“Financial support is visible through the financing of innovations and support to small and medium-sized enterprises in rural areas through the EU PRO program. The time of the pandemic did not change the fact that the EU is the first trade partner, investor and donor in Serbia,” said Norcic Stamcar.
She added that further reforms, and not only economic ones, but also reforms of a more political nature such as the judiciary system and the rule of law, went hand in hand.