THE EU AID PROGRAMME FOR THE TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNITY
The Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, based on Council Regulation 389/2006, aims at facilitating the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community, with particular emphasis on the economic integration of the island, on improving contacts between the two communities and with the EU, and on preparation for the EU body of laws (also referred to as acquis communautaire).
Since 2006, more than EUR 450 million has been allocated under the Aid Regulation.
The programme, divided in… Details>>
In order to manage the "Green Line" that separates the government-controlled areas from the rest of the island, the Council approved the Green Line Regulation (Council Regulation No 866/2004 on 29 April 2004. The Regulation deals with the movement of persons and goods across the line. The Regulation is managed by the DG Regional and Urban Policy Task Force for the Turkish Cypriot Community, which prepares a report each year that is adopted by the Commission and sent to the Council (see Annual Report on the Implementation of the Green Line Regulation - 2011). Two years later, the Council approved… Details>>
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