EU Enlargement

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 4th July 2001.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the indicative expenditure ceilings agreed in March 1999 of (a) an enlarged Community with six additional members and (b) the existing 15 member states.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Minister of State (Europe)

The Berlin European Council agreed ceilings for commitments for the existing 15 member states which amount to 644.8 billion euro over the period 2000 to 2006. It also agreed a total indicative amount of 58.1 billion euro for new member states up to 2006. All figures are in terms of 1999 prices.

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