Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community: €33.4 million for the Action Programme 2022

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The Commission is adopting today the 2022 Annual Action Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, worth €33.4 million. The Programme plans tailored measures as part of the wide-ranging EU support to implement the Halloumi/Hellim package. The programme also includes continued support for green energy and environment, in line with the European Green Deal priorities and measures to build confidence between the Turkish and Greek communities in Cyprus. The programme will further promote trade across the Green Line by developing sustainable and competitive fisheries. Finally, the programme will help to address challenges to economic development and enhance the employability of youth by investing in measures on vocational education and training. The Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community aims to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community. A particular focus is on the economic integration of the island and on improving contacts between the two communities and with the EU. Between 2006 and 2022, €656 million have been allocated for projects under the Aid Programme. More details are available in the press release.