From: Alice Taylor
EU Delegation Clarifies Sami Frasheri School Will Not Be Built With EU Funds

The EU Delegation has responded to claims by Minister of Reconstruction Arben Ahmetaj and Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj, that the Sami Frasheri School in Tirana will be built using EU funds.

Over the last few weeks, the Opposition, Veliaj, Rama, and Ahmetaj have been clashing over the reconstruction of the school, its cost, and who is funding it.

The EU Delegation clarified that “The Sami Frasheri school is not part of the “EU4Schools” programme and will not benefit from EU financial support for earthquake recovery. The school is not among the finalised and published list of the first phase of the programme. Equally, it is not foreseen among the educational establishments to be included in the second phase.”

They advised that the list for the first phase of the programme is available on the UNDP website and the list for the second phase will be published soon.