The European Union (EU) has established a new framework for assistance to candidate countries and potential candidate countries by the IPA Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The instrument has five components and Turkey, as a candidate country and included in annex I of the above Regulation, is entitled to benefit from all five components. The Component V of IPA (IPA Rural Development- IPARD) supports the policy development as well as the preparation for the implementation and management of the Community’s Rural Development Policy, Common Agricultural Policy and related policies. The IPARD funds are to be implemented through a single multi-annual “Rural Development Programme” covering the period 2014-2020.
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