“The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to lend more to Western Balkan nations and help them implement reforms so they can attract more investment as they seek to join the European Union, EBRD President said on Wednesday.

The EBRD lends about one billion euros per year in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia and is the largest multilateral investor in the region, which still bears the scars of the ethnic wars fought in the 1990s.

‘Western Balkans is already the region that gets the highest per capita investment of all EBRD regions,’ EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti told Reuters in Sofia, where he will be attending an EU-Western Balkans summit on Friday.” (Reuters)