Comment Neelie (Kroes)
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[...] There is a huge opportunity here. The EU remains committed to accompanying our neighbours, to the south and to the east, on their paths to peace, democracy and development. We can help you deal with the political challenges you face and can profit from the exchange of experiences. Indeed, we have foreseen an envelope of around €8.3 bn until 2020 for bilateral and regional programmes targeting southern Mediterranean countries, plus a new portfolio to deal with Neighbourhood policy due to be run by my colleague Johannes Hahn.