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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
2020 Enlargement Package

2020 Enlargement Package and An Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans

Each year the Commission adopts its "Enlargement package" - a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement. Most importantly, this package includes a Communication on enlargement which sets out the way forward and takes stock of the situation in the candidate countries and potential candidates. In addition to the main Communication, the package contains the Reports in which the Commission services present their detailed annual assessment of the state of play in each candidate country and potential candidate, what has been achieved over the last year. These assessments are accompanied by recommendations and guidance on the reform priorities.

On 6 October 2020, the Commission also adopted a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, which aims to spur the long-term recovery of the region, a green and digital transition, foster economic regional cooperation, boost economic growth and support reforms required to move forward on the EU path.

Albania Report 2020North Macedonia Report 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina Report 2020Serbia Report 2020
Kosovo Report 2020Turkey Report 2020
Montenegro Report 2020 

 

Enhancing the accession process – A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans

On 5 February 2020, the European Commission adopted the 2020 Communication “Enhancing the accession process – A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans” . The Communication proposes changes to reinvigorate the process based on four principles: more credibility, a stronger political steer, a more dynamic process, and greater predictability.

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Western Balkans Strategy

Adopted by the European Commission on 6 February 2018, the strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans' (and the Annex with Action Plan), confirms the European future of the region as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and united Europe based on common values. It spells out the priorities and areas of joint reinforced cooperation, addressing the specific challenges the Western Balkans face, in particular the need for fundamental reforms and good neighbourly relations.
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Key documents

Background document | | Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Enlargement Package 2020

Background document | | Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Enlargement Package 2019