Analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Serbia under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) in the Context of the 2009 Enlargement Package

20-01-2010

The Briefing Note provides an analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Serbia under the IPA in the context of the 2009 ‘enlargement package’. It analyses the coherence of the Annual Programme with the EU overall policy objectives as specified in the pre-accession process in general and for Serbia in particular. It provides an analysis of the AP, taking into account the European Commission (EC) communication on the Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010, 2009 Progress Report and the latest Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document for the Republic of Serbia 2009-2011. The paper is divided into three main parts focusing on political and economic criteria as well as the European standards. Each part provides a short description of the general situation and an analysis of the main problems and then analyses the consistency of the AP with the above-mentioned policy framework. The briefing note closes with conclusions and recommendations.

The Briefing Note provides an analysis of the 2009 Annual Programme for Serbia under the IPA in the context of the 2009 ‘enlargement package’. It analyses the coherence of the Annual Programme with the EU overall policy objectives as specified in the pre-accession process in general and for Serbia in particular. It provides an analysis of the AP, taking into account the European Commission (EC) communication on the Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010, 2009 Progress Report and the latest Multi-annual Indicative Planning Document for the Republic of Serbia 2009-2011. The paper is divided into three main parts focusing on political and economic criteria as well as the European standards. Each part provides a short description of the general situation and an analysis of the main problems and then analyses the consistency of the AP with the above-mentioned policy framework. The briefing note closes with conclusions and recommendations.

Външен автор

Tomáš Strážay (Central and South-eastern Europe at the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association)