Brussels plans 'neighborhood program' for enlarged EU

  • 2003-07-10
  • Agence France Presse
BRUSSELSThe European Commission proposed on July 1 a 955 million euro program to boost cooperation with the new neighbors of the enlarged European Union.The plan for 2004 - 2006 would improve partnerships on the 10,000 kilometers of the enlarged EU's borders with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, as well as with Balkan countries and in the Mediterranean, Brussels said.Enlargement Commissioner Gunther Verheugen said the bloc's biggest expansion yet required more work to promote "stability, prosperity and security beyond the new borders of the EU."The EU is planning to welcome 10 more mem...
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