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EU Ambassador Soreca presents the EU Green Agenda for the Western Balkans

EU Ambassador to Albania Luigi Soreca today launched the second phase of the “Europe is here” communication campaign focused on the EU Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, climate change and other environmental issues.

 

The European Green Deal is an ambitious and comprehensive plan to turn the European Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The Green Agenda for the Western Balkans will provide further assistance, for instance in developing a circular economy and air quality strategies.

 

Under the motto ”Europe is here,” the campaign informs the public about the EU’s financial assistance to Albania, especially in key sectors such as infrastructure/transport, the environment and agriculture.  The second phase launch event was organised in the town of Kukës in the presence of local authorities, environmental organisations, civil society, the business community and the media.

 

In his remarks, EU Ambassador Soreca said that “The commitment of the EU to protect our environment is based on a simple fact: the benefits of protecting ecosystems by far outweigh the cost of their degradation. From Brussels to Kukës, from the EU Green Deal to our assistance in Albania, the European Union is working on the same priorities”.

 

The “Europe is here” environmental campaign will explain how the EU is already changing Albania through its engagement on improving air pollution, the use of pesticides, waste treatment, river quality and biodiversity.

Read more about the EU’s financial assistance to Albania

For EU Ambassador Soreca’s speech click here

 

This is an adaptation of an article published by the Delegation of the European Union to Albania. Read the original article.