Enlargement: EU grants Albania candidate status
On 24 June 2014, the General Affairs Council granted candidate status to Albania.
External action: package of instruments for financing external action 2014-20 published in Official Journal
On 15 March 2014, five Regulations underpinning external EU financial instruments for the period 2014-20 were published in the Official Journal. Regulation (EU) 231/2014 of the European Parliament and ...
Enlargement: other news for December 2013
A legal update listing items of interest up to 19 December 2013.
Accession negotiations: Council agrees common position for opening of chapter 22 and to convene Accession Conference with Turkey
On 22 October 2013, the General Affairs Council agreed to confirm the EU common position for the opening of chapter 22 on regional policy and co-ordination of structural instruments with Turkey, and t ...
Enlargement: European Commission adopts its 2013 annual Enlargement Package
On 16 October 2013, the European Commission presented its annual Enlargement Package. It outlines the next steps for EU enlargement.
Croatia: European Commission publishes Q&A on practical implications of accession to EU
On 28 June 2013, the European Commission published a memo in which it explains the practical implications of Croatia’s accession to the EU.