EU financial assistance for Turkey, which aims to help align the country with EU laws and standards, has had only a limited effect, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

For the second time, the Auditors have criticised the way funding for Turkey is administered. Turkey is the single largest beneficiary of the EU Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), with more than 40% of all IPA allocations.

During the 2007-2013 period, Turkey was allocated €4.48 billion,...

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