Opinion Factsheet  

Pakiet rozszerzenie na 2019 r.

Opinion Number: CDR 2727/2019
Commission: CIVEX
Status: Adopted
Date: 12/02/2020
to support the recognition by the European Commission that enlargement is in the EU’s very own political, security and economic interest, as a geostrategic investment in peace, stability, security and economic growth in the whole of Europe
to welcome the fact that the EU leaders reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans
to welcome the fact that the European Commission’s proposal for the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA III) under the 2021–2027 Multiannual Financial Framework foresees more strategic and dynamic deployment of assistance, focusing on key priorities
to urge the European Commission to further work with the national governments in candidate and potential candidate countries in order to develop specific instruments towards building capacities of local and regional governments in the Western Balkans
to reiterate that effective public administration reforms in the countries of the Western Balkans, including fiscal decentralisation, are essential for improving good local governance, for the empowerment of local and regional governments to deliver quality services to their citizens, for their involvement in regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations, and for achieving ambitious European and global sustainable development and climate change agendas
to offer country-specific recommendations
to stress the role of local and regional governments in the enlargement process
to emphasize the centrality of the rule of law by reiterating that compliance with the Copenhagen criteria must continue to be the key factor for assessing readiness of candidate countries to become EU Member States



Working Group Western Balkans, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The rapporteur spoke at the WG Western Balkans meeting.

22 Oct

JCC Montenegro meeting, Tivat

The rapporteur spoke at the meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee CoR-Montenegro

15 Oct

Meeting with the Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The rapporteur met with the Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Emina Merdan, and First Secretary Igor Lincner.

08 Oct