During the five-year commitment period, an amount of CHF 76 million for Bulgaria and a total of CHF 181 million for Romania, have been earmarked, respectively. Just as in the other ten partner countries of the enlargement contribution, projects and programmes will be supported in the four following thematic domains: security and stability, and support for reforms; environment and infrastructure; promotion of the private sector; and human and social development. As is the case with all of the enlargement contribution partner countries to date, for Bulgaria and Romania, as well, the appropriate and correct use of the funds will also be vested with high priority.
Switzerland can now begin the negotiations on the bilateral framework agreements with Bulgaria and Romania, respectively. The object of these negotiations is to define the manner in which the cooperation will unfold and the domains in which projects will be realized.