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Coreper position on 2020 budget confirms cuts in Turkey Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 10/07/2019 18:27


EU ambassadors today agreed the Council`s position on the 2020 EU draft budget. Once formally adopted by the Council, this will serve as a mandate for the presidency in negotiations with the European Parliament.

According to a written statement issued by the Council "the Turkey lines of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II) have again been adjusted downwards compared to the financial programming, to bring them to 2019 levels", while "the relevant funds have been reallocated, including as increased support for the Western Balkans".

(CNA)

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