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Chapter 27 - Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
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 December 2004

Background

The EUís Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is not equipped with the legal instruments (directives, regulations) that exist for other Community policies. It uses instruments such as joint actions, common positions, statements and declarations, as well as in the conclusions of the European Council and the Council. Most of the acquis pertains to intergovernmental co-operation. The CFSP is also implemented through negative measures, most often these measures are limited in time.

Due to the particular nature of the acquis in this chapter, no transposition into the national legal order of the candidate countries is necessary. Nevertheless, as member states they must undertake to give active and unconditional support to the implementation of the common foreign and security policy in a spirit of loyalty and mutual solidarity. Member states must ensure that their national policies conform to the common positions and defend these common positions in international fora.

All candidate countries have accepted the acquis and there is a good level of alignment to basic principles.

State of Play

The chapter was closed with Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia in December 2002. The chapter has also been closed with Bulgaria and Romania in December 2004. No transitional arrangements have been accepted.

Compliance with the acquis

The latest assessment of each candidate country’s compliance with the acquis under this chapter heading, can be found in the 2004 Regular Reports and in the Comprehensive Monitoring Reports, available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/enlargement/archives/key_documents/reports_2004_en.htm.

Country by country

Bulgaria

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: closed in December 2004 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Cyprus (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Czech Republic (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Estonia (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Hungary (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Latvia (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Lithuania (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Malta (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Poland (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Romania

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: closed in December 2004 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Slovakia (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 2000
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none

Slovenia (New Member State)

  • Chapter opened: first half of 1998
  • Status: Closed December 2002 (provisionally closed in first half of 2000)
  • Transitional arrangements: none 
- updated: 17/12/2004
 
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