Review of European Neighborhood Policy Acknowledges Failures

Review of European Neighborhood Policy Acknowledges Failures
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini at the launch of a consultation on the future of the European Neighborhood Policy, Brussels, Belgium, March 4, 2015 (European Commission photo).

Last week, the European Union launched a review of its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), its instrument for engaging with non-member states along the bloc’s edge from Eastern Europe to North Africa. Announced by the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and the commissioner responsible for ENP and enlargement negotiations, Johannes Hahn, the consultation process will review the ENP’s underlying principles and scope as well as the tools at its disposal. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had promised a review of the policy within his first year in office. The ENP, established in 2004, governs the EU’s relations with 16 countries […]

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