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Reports 2003 Enlargement

Bullet 2003 Regular Reports
  (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey)
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  (Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta)
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I. 2003 REGULAR REPORTS AND STRATEGY PAPER

On 5th November 2003, the Commission released the 3 Regular Reports on the progress towards accession of Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey for 2003, accompanied by a Strategy paper.

1. Strategy Paper 2003

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2. Regular  Reports 2003 for each Candidate Country

 

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Bulgaria

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Romania 805 Kb 600 Kb

Turkey

870 Kb 602 Kb

 

II. COUNTRY MONITORING REPORTS AND COMPREHENSIVE MONITORING REPORT

Simultaneously with the Regular Reports, the Commission released 10 Country Monitoring Reports on the acceding countries, accompanied by a summary Comprehensive Monitoring Report covering the main overall findings.

 

1. Comprehensive Monitoring Report

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2. Comprehensive Country Monitoring Reports

 

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Cyprus 449 Kb 231 Kb
Czech Republic 491 Kb 283 Kb
Estonia 495 Kb 233 Kb
Hungary 479 Kb 253 Kb
Latvia 481 Kb 247 Kb
Lithuania 468 Kb 250 Kb
Poland 518 Kb 314 Kb
Slovakia 453 Kb 237 Kb
Slovenia 437 Kb 453 Kb
Malta 456 Kb 229 Kb

 

Background

The Copenhagen European Council on 13th December 2002 closed the accession negotiations with 10 countries: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

The Presidency conclusions (paragraph 5.) read:

"Monitoring up to accession of the commitments undertaken will give further guidance to the acceding states in their efforts to assume responsibilities of membership and will give the necessary assurance to current Member States. The Commission will make the necessary proposals on the basis of the monitoring reports. Safeguard clauses provide for measures to deal with unforeseen developments that may arise during the first three years after accession.
The European Council welcomes furthermore the commitment to continue the surveillance of progress with regard to economic, budgetary and structural policies in the candidate States within the existing economic policy co-ordination processes."

The Commission has monitored progress by the acceding countries over a number of years; it has regularly reported its findings to the Council during 2003, and has written to the acceding countries to signal issues of concern. In doing so, the Commission has given further guidance to the acceding states in their efforts to assume the responsibilities of membership and has given the necessary assurance to current Member States. The Comprehensive Monitoring Reports are a final, public, overall report on the state of preparations for membership.

 
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