European Neighbourhood Policy

November 30th, 2015 § 0 comments

Johannes Hahn

Commissioner Johannes Hahn

On 18 November 2015, the European Commission issued a Joint Communication to review the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), taking into account the events of recent years, which have demonstrated the need for a new approach, a re-prioritisation and an introduction of new ways of working. This Joint Communication concludes the formal consultation process on the review of the ENP. The new ENP will take stabilization, built on democracy, human rights and the rule of law and economic openness as its main priority in this mandate. More effective ways will be sought to promote democratic, accountable and good governance, as well as to promote justice reform, where there is a shared commitment to the rule of law, and fundamental rights. Over the course of 2016, the Commission intends to discuss the proposals contained in this Joint Communication, as well as subsequent positions taken by the EU, with partner countries, with a view to jointly determine the shape of their future relations. The full text of the Joint Communication can be read here. ENP countries are listed here.

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