European Commission approved Monday a 26.5 million euro of funding for the Turkish Cypriot community.

According to a Commission’s press release, these funds will focus on measures to promote reconciliation and confidence building. Beneficiaries will include civil society organisations, schools, farmers, villages, SMEs.

“These 26,5 million euro demonstrate the continued commitment of the EU to the Turkish Cypriot community and to a Cyprus settlement. The activities implemented by the Commission with this fresh funding are reunification-driven, underlining the EU`s expectations for a successful end of the talks towards reunification of the island,“ said EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule.

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