Legislative Action, External relations and foreign affairs, European Commission
On 27 March the 2014 European Neighbourhood Policy Package will be adopted. This year's Package consists of a Joint Communication of the Commission and the High Representative and twelve Country Progress Reports assessing the implementation of the ENP in 2013 in the twelve neighbouring countries with which an ENP Action Plan or an Association Agenda has been agreed; two regional reports reviewing the progress made in 2013 in the implementation of the Eastern Partnership and the Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity with southern Mediterranean partners; and a report with quantitative indicators of progress toward reform.
The EU's annual stocktaking of the implementation of its neighbourhood policy (ENP) reports on the Union's engagement with, and support of, its neighbours to the East and South shows a mixed picture. Although 2013 has been a year of crises in some of its partners , reflecting political instability and difficult socio-economic conditions across a number of countries in the neighbourhood, the EU has continued to support efforts to enhance democratic governance, build security and support sustainable and inclusive development. Crucial political and economic reforms were implemented in several countries while in other countries, democratic reforms and economic recovery achieved in previous years was threatened by national and regional security challenges.
All these issues are at the heart of the 2014 ENP Package.
1 IP, 16 MEMOS and the Joint Communication to the European Parliament and Council will be available on the day.