Joint statement by HRVP Catherine Ashton, Vice-President of the Commission Oli Rehn and Commissioner Štefan Füle on the decision to allow Kosovo* to join EBRD
On Friday the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development decided to allow Kosovo to become a member of EBRD, without prejudice to the positions of EBRD members on the status of Kosovo. Catherine Ashton, High Representative/Vice-President; Olli Rehn, Vice-President for Economic and Monetary Affairs, and Stefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, welcomed the decision: "We welcome this decision by the Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This will allow Kosovo to benefit from greater financing and will contribute to promoting Kosovo's socio-economic development. This is another step that will help Kosovo tackle the challenges on its European path. We will work closely with the EBRD to ensure maximum impact of our respective support for the benefit of the people of Kosovo."