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EU to give 2 bln in preaccession funds to Balkans and Turkey

Finalized package for 7 countries on the path to EU membership

17 December, 16:23

(ANSA) - BRUSSELS - The 2014 package of funds allocated by the EU for the integration of the Western Balkan countries and Turkey amounts to 2 billion euro.

The package was finalized by the EC, which has developed a list of programmes and interventions addressed to seven countries, candidate and potential candidate countries on the path to EU membership: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Turkey. This package also includes two multi-annual programs targeted at specific sectors for the period 2014-2016, one amounting to 800 million allocated to Turkey and another one, 81 million, allocated to Macedonia.

''These funds - said Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations - will be aimed at supporting concrete democratic and economic reforms: the modernization of the judiciary and public administration, along with investments in infrastructure and connectivity''. (ANSA).

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