Deputy Prime Minister in
charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, took part in the opening of the
sports hall in the elementary school "Pero Nakov" in Kumanovo.
"Today's promotion of
this sports hall symbolizes the real cause and purpose of politics - to create
better conditions for all citizens of this country. The fact that with this
facility we improve the conditions for the youth is an additional benefit for
all of us, and an additional impetus for our work," Osmani emphasised at
the beginning of his address.
Further, Osmani pointed out
that the building is part of a wider project for the construction of 145 sports
halls, financed by the funds provided by a loan from the Council of Europe
Development Bank, while the project documentation is made with non-refundable
funds from IPA.
"Just as in the school
Ismet Jashari in Lipkovo, or Jeronim De Rada in Cherkezi, Kumanovo, it is a
great pleasure to attend events promoting the conditions for sports education
of the citizens, because this is the best way to provide a successful future of
young people here in the country "- Osmani stressed, pointing out that
this year, for the third time he attends laying of a cornerstone or the opening
of a new educational facility in this region.
"The European Union has
made available over 100 million euros a year, non-refundable money, money from
taxpayers from the EU member states, which decided to give these funds, instead
of their countries, to projects that will transform our society, in order to
make it easier for us to reach the standards of their societies," Osmani
stressed, adding that with the progress in the European integration process,
especially with the preparations for the start of negotiations for membership
in the European Union, these funds and these activities will increase
significantly, which will enable better conditions for investments and
business, economic development and more jobs; funds that will enable better and
more accessible health, better and more quality education, and in general,
higher quality services of the state.