The Council of the European Union has adopted a decision to provide up to EUR 3 billion of macro-financial assistance to ten enlargement and neighborhood partners, including EUR 150 million to Georgia, to help them cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Financial assistance will be provided in the form of loans on “highly favorable” terms that will help Georgia cover its immediate financing needs which have increased as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Financial assistance will be provided in the form of loans on highly favourable terms and allocated as follows: Albania: €180 mln, Bosnia-Herzegovina:
€250 mln, Georgia: €150 mln, Jordan: €200 mln, Kosovo: €100 mln, Moldova: €100 mln, Montenegro: €60 mln, North Macedonia: €160 mln, Tunisia: €600 mln and Ukraine: €1200 mln.
EU assistance will help these jurisdictions cover their immediate financing needs which have increased as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Together with the support from the International Monetary Fund, the funds will help enhance macroeconomic stability and create space to allow resources to be allocated towards protecting citizens and to mitigating the negative socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus.