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1 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Presented by Jean Dropinski 3 rd High Level Meeting Improving transport infrastructure for closer integration of countries in South Eastern Europe Paris October 2003

2 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction The European Agency for Reconstruction is responsible for the management of the main EU assistance programmes in Serbia and Montenegro, in Kosovo, and in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

3 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction million SerbiaKosovo Montenegro fYR Macedonia Total Total ,966.7 to the EAR for implementation* EC funds delegated Key figures * Excludes EC funds managed directly by the Commission (Tempus, Customs)

4 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction EU funds delegated to the Agency for implementation at the end of September 2003 Total Serbia782 million Contracted / Committed %78% Paid / Committed %61% Kosovo876 million Contracted / Committed %92% Paid / Committed %81% Montenegro86 million Contracted / Committed %91% Paid / Committed %73% fYR Macedonia (1997-)204 million Contracted / Committed %63% Paid / Committed %45% Total1950 million Contracted / Committed %81% Paid / Committed %65%

5 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Transport & infrastructure in EU/SEE context Funding million Transport / Infrastructure All sectors to to Serbia Kosovo Montenegro fYR Macedonia Total A massive EU commitment to South Eastern Europe: contractual relations in Stabilisation & Association Agreements CARDS assistance: 1990s: 5.5 billion : 4.65 billion

6 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Reconstruction of Sloboda Bridge project in Novi Sad Construction of 2 border crossing infrastructures in HORGOS (H) and BATROVCI (CRO) Serbia Investments activities having a regional dimension

7 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Serbia Investments activities having a regional dimension Strengthening the border police and developing regional plans for integrated border management Supply of equipments for customs authorities

8 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Main objectives for border crossing projects Improving infrastructure Promoting the increased transit of people and goods, reducing waiting time Enhancing the performance of customs clearance and border control procedures Improving the working conditions of customs officers and border police Improving the conditions for the users of the border crossing

9 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction SERBIA TA and projects preparation for investments PIU in Road Directorate and Railway Company to support EIB and EBRD transport infrastructure rehabilitation projects Master plan of Belgrade Airport (finalised ) Feasibility study for Belgrade City bypass (ongoing) Feasibility study road from Belgrade to Montenegro Feasibility study & Master Plan for Inland Waterway (Danube, Sava, Tisa rivers) in Serbia

10 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Construction of third lanes Podgorica – Budva – Croatian Border (10 km) Upgrading safety facilities on road sections in Southern Montenegro coastal area (124 km) Rehabilitation of road sections on main route to port of Bar (20 km) Rehabilitation of Mogren and Vojnik tunnels Border crossing improvement (borders with BiH & Croatia) Montenegro Investment activities having a regional dimension

11 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Montenegro A ssistance in reform process in transport sector TA to the Ministry of Transport, including institutional reform through PIU assistance PIU in Road Directorate (extension in EURO 0,7 M) TA to the Railway Company (institutional reforms) and PIU (extension in 2004 – EURO 0,7 M) Feasibility study for improvement projects within northern Montenegro road system

12 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Kosovo Investments and TA activities having a regional dimension Blace border crossing between Kosovo and Macedonia Rehabilitation works for bridges on Pristina-Skopje road TA to the Ministry of Transport and to the Road Directorate, including institutional reform

13 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction fYR Macedonia Investment activities having a regional dimension Construction of E65 road, section Tetovo East - Tetovo South on the CORRIDOR VIII (finalised) Construction of E75 road, section Negotino-Demir Kapija, on the CORRIDOR X (3 phases) 26 M Upgrading of the Blace border crossing with Kosovo Veterinary and Phytosanitary border inspection posts on Bogorodica and Medzitlija borders Capacity building in transport sector (assistance to the MOT in 2004 – 1 M EURO)

14 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Infrastructure within official EU strategy Shift from hard to soft reconstruction Facilitation of loan activities of IFI's (feasibility studies, technical designs, co- financing) Policy & legal legal frameworks in inspections, safety standards, taxation and works quality control Strengthening transport authorities capacities on policy making, budgeting, infrastructure planning and implementation and at regional level: Integrated border management: infrastructure, inspection facilities, capacity- building Support to meetings and networking to ensure governments, IFI's and European Commission discuss and agree on strategic options and choices. Support to development of regional infrastructure studies in transport sector

15 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Future EAR assistance Capacity building assistance in transport sector including legislation approximation to the EU and the aquis communautaire Improving training for Civil servants I Assisting in financing Feasibility studies under national EU programme for some road and rail priority projects situated on the Core Network Continuation on financing infrastructure and TA for border crossing project under IBM programme

16 23-24 October 2003European Agency for Reconstruction Future EAR assistance Challenges Help for self-help – the two-way street of mutual obligation – partner countries must assume their reform responsibilities


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