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EU Enlargement Package: €11 billion to support Western Balkans & Turkey, Commission announces

October 7, 2014 - Foreign Affairs & Trade

Jennifer Baker is joined by Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, spokeswoman of the European Commission, to discuss the 2014 Enlargement Package due to be published on Wednesday 8 October.

The enlargement package sketches out the European Union’s enlargement strategy which is entering a consolidation phase according to the Commission’s spokeswoman. This entails that the EU will continue to support its neighbours and potential candidates countries, explains Ahrenkilde Hansen. 11 billion euro will be available to support countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey during the coming 7 years. This funding will contribute to the areas of governance, public administration reform, Rule of Law, fundamental rights and growth & jobs.

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