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The Commission proposes 9% per annum growth in pre-accession assistance from E1.1bn in 2007 to E1.5bn by 2011 to be shared between Turkey, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and, Kosovo. In this period the share for Turkey is projected to rise from 45-51% while that of Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and, Kosovo is expected to fall by between 1-4% as shown in the table below.

But based on its population of 73 million (Eurostat) Turkey’s share of funding could arguably be some 67% more than its present level and nearer E830 million. For the other seven countries between them have a combined population of just 23 million yet took E612 million in FY07 for a per capita allocation of E27 compared to Turkey’s E7.

Table 1: Indicative Pre-accession funding by Country

Country 2007
(E Mil)
2011
(E Mil)
4Yr CAGR
%
2007 Share
%
2011 Share
%
Turkey 497 782 12 45 51
Serbia 190 203 2 17 13
Croatia 141 157 3 13 10
Macedonia 59 99 14 5 6
Albania 61 95 12 5 6
Bosnia & Herzegovena 62 108 15 6 7
Montenegro 31 35 3 3 2
Kosovo 68 69 0 6 4
Total 1,109 1,547 9 100 100

Source: European Commission document COM(2007) 689 final

2006 Population Statistics by Eurostat

Pre-Accession Assistance Commission Communication to Council and Parliament

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