27/07/2013

Contributions welcome to European Neighbourhood Policy reports

The European Union invites relevant parties to contribute to the reports for 2013

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Contributions welcome to European Neighbourhood Policy reports

The European Union is inviting all interested parties -- including relevant bodies in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia -- to contribute to its reports on the implementation of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2013.

The ENP is a bilateral policy between the EU and 16 partner neighbour countries aimed at “avoiding the emergence of new dividing lines” between the EU and its neighbours and furthering stability and security at both ends of the relationship.

Grounded on a commitment to common values, it offers partner countries a privileged relationship including political association and deeper economic integration.

The invitation states that the European Commission is beginning to prepare the progress reports on the implementation of the ENP in 2013, which will be published in the spring of 2014.

The reports will cover “all ENP partner countries who have agreed an ENP Action Plan or an Association Agenda with the EU (currently Armenia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Ukraine).”

The invitation points out that the reports are concerned only with the implementation of agreed reform commitments, and not with the general “political and economic realities of the country.”

The invitation to provide information or assessments on this topic is addressed to “all interested parties, including non-governmental organisations and other organisations active in the fields covered by the ENP Action Plans.”

Contributions should be submitted before October 15.

Interested parties may consult the invitation here.

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