News archive - Western Balkans EU Aspirants to Seek more IPA Funding

On April 4, EU aspirants Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia adopted a common stance regarding pre-accession assistance (IPA).

As SETIMES reports, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister said after a meeting of the national IPA pre-accession assistance coordinators in Belgrade that the EU applicants will offer Brussels full scrutiny of their annual budget plans in exchange for an EU guarantee on new loans.

The five countries agreed to ask for more IPA funding prior the membership which would allow them accelerate EU-related reforms. In exchange, post-accession assistance would decrease.


Source SETIMES/BCSDN Email Alert Nr. 228.

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia

Entry created by Katarina Rohsmann on April 15, 2011
Modified on April 15, 2011