May 26 (SeeNews) - The European Union will provide 30 million euro ($32.2 million) in support of measures to improve Serbia's public administration, local media reported.
“The EU will continue to offer expert and financial support in the process of establishing an inclusive, transparent, open, professional, public administration oriented toward citizens,” news agency Beta quoted the head of the EU delegation to Serbia, Emanuele Giaufret, as saying on Thursday.
There have been visible improvements since the EU started reforms of the public administration in Serbia, especially e-services for citizens and the economy, Giaufret added.
"However, reforms must still be conducted in the areas of planning and managing capital investments, as well as the depoliticisation of high-level state services,” he said.
The EU has provided 214 million euro to public administration reforms in Serbia over the past nine years, Giaufret also said.
($ = 0.9315 euro)