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EU Wastes Over 3 Billion Euros in Turkey Pre-Accession Funds

Postby bill cobbett » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:48 pm

As part of the pre-accession process, candidate countries for EU membership are given multi-million euro EU grants to bring them up to speed with the existing EU countries.

In the case of Turkey, these are the figures it has received from the EU in each year since 2004...

2004... 250 Million Euros
2005... 300 Million Euros
2006... 500 Million Euros
2007... 497 Million Euros
2008... 539 Million Euros
2009... 567 Million Euros
2010... 654 Million Euros

So up to last year that is a total gift to Turkey from EU funds of in excess of 3 Billion Euros!

3 Billion Euros of European taxpayer's monies to a country that refuses to comply (and it has had long enough) with the Copenhagen Criteria, refuses to open its ports and airspace to all EU member states, that continues to militarily occupy one-third of the territory of a member-state and which in the last few weeks has threatened a member-state duly exercising its sovereign right to explore for natural resources within its EEZ with more military action, an act which threatens a possible future reliable source of oil and gas for Europe.

3 Billion Euros of our hard-earned money to the region's trouble-maker, a country that has no real intention of joining Europe, a country that is milking us for all it can get... What a scam! ... and that plunker the EU's Enlargement Commissioner the Fool Fule let's them get away with it... bleeding deplorable.

(Figures from http://www.avrupa.info.tr/AB_Mali_Deste ... stegi.html )

Mr Bleeding Very Angry... an EU tax-payer from Norf London
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Postby kurupetos » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:41 pm

I hope the RoC is not paying. Turks should not get money from countries they don't recognize, what? :?
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Postby humanist » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:54 pm

Europe is an irresponsible corrupt entity. How can they pay money to a Country that occupies one of their States and one that is probably using the funds to buy more US military paraphenelia to attack one of their States which is exercising its right to exploit natural resources within its EEZ.
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Postby humanist » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:55 pm

Europe is an irresponsible corrupt entity. How can they pay money to a Country that occupies one of their States and one that is probably using the funds to buy more US military paraphenelia to attack one of their States which is exercising its right to exploit natural resources within its EEZ.
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Re: EU Wastes Over 3 Billion Euros in Turkey Pre-Accession F

Postby Cap » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:29 am

kurupetos wrote:I hope the RoC is not paying. Turks should not get money from countries they don't recognize, what? :?


Very good point.
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Re: EU Wastes Over 3 Billion Euros in Turkey Pre-Accession F

Postby Maximus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:06 am

These figures cover the TRNC's subsidy each your.

In the wider context, the EU is being taken for a ride by Turkey and the EU is happy to go along for it with their eyes wide shut.
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Postby Capt J Sparrow » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:31 pm

Maximus wrote:These figures cover the TRNC's subsidy each your.

In the wider context, the EU is being taken for a ride by Turkey and the EU is happy to go along for it with their eyes wide shut.


More to the the point, do you also think that Greece and Cyprus are also being 'taken for a ride' by Turkey and that they may "be happy to go along with it" in the hope that these Ottoman megalomaniacs become westernised Europeans? :lol:
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Postby Maximus » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:28 pm

Good point Jack Sparrow, they are being taken for a ride too, they are also in the EU.

Cyprus can only excercise her veto in the meantime and for as long as there is no reforms.
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Postby humanist » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:48 pm

In my view Cyprus should also refuse to pay towards Turkey. Just simply refuse to pay.
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Re: EU Wastes Over 3 Billion Euros in Turkey Pre-Accession F

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:57 pm

Boys... and others... leaving aside CY, there is a bigger picture here... a huge waste of European Taxpayer's money towards the waste of time application from the waster Turkey with its begging bowl and these huge sums of money are being given to Turkey in these hard times, with no thought of whether EU citizens are getting value for money. There are so many other areas, much, much worthier places where this could be spent.

This waste of public money is the work of the Enlargement Commission and its head the Turkish Apologist Fule, unelected and unaccountable.
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