20 February 2017

"EU for YOU" Campaign in Strumica

The Ambassador Samuel Žbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union, visited the town of Strumica as part of the recently launched "EU for YOU" campaign.

The campaign "EU for YOU" started on 27 January, in Kičevo, with the objective to raise awareness and inform the public about the EU assistance in the country.

As its first theme is environment, the campaign travels to places across the country where the EU gives assistance for fighting pollution and providing 'Clean Environment for All' (the motto for this theme).

In Strumica, the EU has provided finance of 5.7 million euros for the construction of a waste-water treatment plant, supervision and studies. These projects are implemented in cooperation with Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, the Municipality of Strumica together with the local Public Communal Enterprise. When completed, the waste-water treatment plant should achieve the quality standards required under the EU Urban Waste-Water Treatment Directive and the respective national legislation.

The overall EU assistance to the country in the field of environment amounts to more than 80 million euros under IPA I (2007-2013) whereas further support of 100 million euros is planned under the next IPA II financial allocation