6th May 2014: Visit of Mayor of Mitrovica North


"The young people need a positive vision for the future. Currently they have only three options to invest and build their own future: either they have inherited, they get a bank loan or they need to steal. Few have inherited, we don't want them to steal and to get a bank loan you need a lot of colateral - here it is, where a proper SME-scheme could help".

Ambassador Brieger commended the approach outlined by the mayor and reiterated Austria's continued support. In order to gradually build trust it is important to sit down and talk to each other. Only through constant dialogue and a better understanding of the other, the situation can be improved. In concluding Ambassador Brieger invited the mayor to participate at "Eurexibition", a photo-exhibition put together by kosovar and serb photographers, which will be jointly organized by the IG Alpbach Pristina and the IG Alpbach Belgrade. The exhibition will be opened by the former Vice-Chancelor auf Austria and President of Forum Alpbach, Erhard Busek. It will take place at the ICBM in Mitrovica on Saturday, May 10th at 14.00 hours.