November 10, 2007
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
|Bosnia & Herzegovena||62||108||15||6||7|
Source: European Commission document COM(2007) 689 finalmlpoltic