Establishing policy frameworks
Pre-accession economic programmes help countries that are candidates for EU membership prepare to participate in the economic and fiscal governance and policy coordination procedures of the EU’s economic and monetary union.
The objective of pre-accession economic programmes is to outline the appropriate medium-term financial policy framework needed for EU accession.
The programmes help countries develop the institutional and analytical capacity needed to participate in the EU's economic and monetary union, particularly in the areas of economic and fiscal governance and policy coordination.
Following its decision to put accession negotiations on hold and to reconsider its application for EU membership, Iceland did not submit a PEP in 2014 and was not covered in the 2014 Commission assessment.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Montenegro officially became a candidate for EU membership with the European Council decision of 17 December 2010. Montenegro then submitted an economic and fiscal programme covering the period 2011-13, which is assessed together with the PEPs of the other 4 candidate countries.
Serbia officially became a candidate for EU membership with the European Council decision of 1-2 March 2012. The economic and fiscal programme it had submitted earlier that year was therefore assessed together with the PEPs of the other 5 candidate countries presented at the same time.
As from 2013 Serbia has submitted a PEP.
Assessment 2004 Enlargement Paper 24
Assessment 2005 Enlargement Paper 27
Assessment 2006 Occasional Paper 31
Assessment 2007 Occasional Paper 39
Assessment 2008/2009 Occasional Paper 55
Assessment 2010 Occasional Paper 69
Assessment 2011 Occasional Paper 80
Assessment 2012 Occasional Paper 98
Assessment 2013 Occasional Paper 157
Assessment 2014 Occasional Paper 194