The videos that prove how Kurti finally learned the amount that MCC gave to Kosovo
After the ceremony with the MCC, Prime Minister Albin Kurti said that the USA is giving Kosovo a grant of 236 million dollars even though the amount of the grant was about 202 million dollars. Only after returning from America, he learned and told him that the amount that Kosovo is receiving, without return, from the Americans is about 202 million dollars. This, despite the fact that the topic of the American grant has been current in the country for a long time. In the 236 million agreement with MCC, the Government of Kosovo will participate with about 34 million.
In Washington DC, Prime Minister Albin Kurti expressed his happiness after signing the 236.7 million dollar agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). He called that day historic, emphasizing the amount of money that he said Kosovo will receive in the form of a grant. He forgot that he will have to withdraw 34 million dollars from the state purse.
“The Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli and the leader of the MCC, Ms. Albright, signed today that will bring Kosovo a 236.7 million dollar grant. So it’s not about a loan, it’s about a grant. We are very happy, very happy”, said Kurti on Wednesday from the American Congress.
But the money that the MCC will give to Kosovo to improve its energy situation is around 202 million dollars. The Government of Kosovo must give 34 million from its budget. In addition, the agreement obliges the country to have the duties defined within the agreement with the MCC.
Kurti, who likes numbers a lot, came to Kosovo better prepared on Saturday. He stopped at the airport for a press conference with President Vjosa Osmani. When he spoke about the agreement, this time he simply said that it is “over 200 million dollars”.
“On the one hand, we had the signing of the agreement with the United States of America, namely the Compact Program with the Millennium Challenge Corporation worth over 200 million dollars,” he said.
The Prime Minister spoke again today about the agreement with the MCC. He took with him to a press conference the Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli. This time, he correctly stated the amount of the grant from MCC.
“This is a grant. 202 million dollars have been given to Kosovo”, Kurti said among other things, asking journalists not to forget that this money “is not a loan”.
“The money comes, you take it, you don’t give it back”, emphasized Kurti.