The European Union and Serbia’s Government signed an agreement on Thursday about additional 138.5 million Euros donation to Belgrade for projects in economy, sciences, the rule of law and governance, the Beta news agency reported.
The EU decides on such grants annually, and Serbia will receive them in the following years as well, the bloc’s Delegation says in a statement.
The most considerable sum of 76.5 million Euros is for competitiveness and innovations. Over 30 million Euros will go to the Fond for Science.
The rule of law will be supported with 18 million Euros in the form of consulting missions form the EU member states, aid to judges, prosecutors and investigators.
Over 18 million Euros is allocated for civil servants’ training, adjusting the legislative to the EU standards and for the expertise in adopting “best European practice in the area of governance."