The European Union will reduce financial assistance to Turkey, paid in the framework of support for candidate members of the EU. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
During the discussion of the budget plan for 2018, it was decided to reduce the amount of allocated funds Ankara on 105 million euros compared to the first draft budget, which was drawn up by the European Commission.
Sources in diplomatic circles in the EU is misleading, another 70 million euros will be paid only if Brussels will see progress in Turkey’s compliance with the rule of law.
The next year’s budget, which was agreed at the meeting of the EU Council yesterday, 18 November, includes the expenses of 144.7 billion euros.
This is 10 billion more than the year before.
“The budget the EU has sought to preserve the “space” in the case of “unforeseen needs”, – noted on the website of the EU Council.
The draft budget must be approved within 14 days the European Parliament and the EU Council.
On 2 October, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country do not have to join the EU.
Previously the foreign Ministry of Germany stated that Turkey cannot join the EU until there is a President Erdogan.
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