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Balkans: EC Enlargement

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Conservative, Stone

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made on implementation of the EU enlargement strategy in respect of (a) Albania, (b) Macedonia, (c) Turkey, (d) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (e) Kosovo, (f) Croatia, (g) Serbia and (h) Montenegro; and which countries included in the enlargement strategy he expects to receive pre-accession funding.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

holding answer 10 March 2009

Full details can be found in the 2008 Progress Reports at

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/how-does-it-work/progress_reports/index_en.htm

All countries included in the enlargement strategy receive funding through the European Commission's Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). This is due to amount to €7.58 billion overall for the period 2007-11 to support political and economic reform and preparation for EU membership. A breakdown of IPA funding by country is available at the European Commission's Multi-Annual Indicative Financial Frameworks website

http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/dont-miss/index_en.htm

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