"Over RSD 5 bln to be set aside for Kosovo and Metohija"

The 2017 Serbian budget bill envisions setting aside over 5 billion Serbian dinars (40.5 million euros) for Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun said on Friday.

Source: Tanjug
(Beta, file)
(Beta, file)

According to the chairman of the Serbian National Assembly's Committee on Kosovo, this is "indication of Serbia's continued presence in Kosovo and Metohija."

The funds will be invested in local self-government, agriculture, health care, education and a return and survival of Serbs, Drecun told the state broadcaster RTS.

"The planned funds have a social and developmental component. As far as Kosovo andMetohija is concerned, the budget has been planned in detail, in particular the ways of spending, in order to create conditions for a sustainable survival of Serbs and a return and economic development of the Serb population," Drecun said.

No jobs will be shed in Kosovo and Metohija and all 29 self-government authorities and five administrative districts will continue to function, he said.

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