ENI and IPA instrument which are included in the EU’s financial interests accounting for IPA: €11,699 million and ENI: €15,433 million for 2014-2020.
– IPA helps the countries by preparing them to benefit from the European funds even after accession.
– ENI funds action for building a partnership for inclusive economic development and integration; building a partnership between people; targeted capacity building and incentive-based approach.
Therefore, it is of great importance the way how the countries absorb these funds. Over the years, a number of problems have been encountered in managing such funds linked to legal and bureaucratic obstacles that could delay the implementation of projects. Strengthening administrative capacity and preparing national and local structures and authorities to plan and implement such programmes remain major challenges which the enlargement countries need to address rigorously from an early stage of the process.