EU adopts €1 billion package to support reforms and regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Commission has adopted its 2015 package of pre-accession assistance programmes to support reforms and regional cooperation in countries wishing to join the EU, totalling approximatively €1 billion. “This package expresses our strong commitment to the EU perspective for the Western Balkans and Turkey. It is a long-term investment in the EU’s own stability, security and prosperity and will support the political and economic reform process of the countries on their EU accession path“, said Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. A press release is available here.