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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

European Commission - Enlargement - SAPARD

The Special Accession Programme for Agricultural and Rural Development (SAPARD) was a key financial instrument to support the beneficiary countries of Central and Eastern Europe in dealing with the structural adjustment in their agricultural sectors and rural areas. It was replaced by the rural development component of the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA)* in 2007.

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