“Back to basics” in European Neighbourhood Policy
The EU must get “back to basics” in its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) MEPs are set to say in their vote on the ENP policy review on Thursday. It should start by refocusing the ENP to build prosperity, stability, security and good neighbourliness, says the draft text.
The revised ENP must be more political, focused, flexible and coherent and take more account of EU neighbour countries’ differing aspirations, the draft text says.
The ENP must be based on EU values and principles, democracy, the rule of law and human rights, but ENP partnerships also needs a stronger security dimension, it adds.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debate: Wednesday, 8 July
Vote: Thursday, 9 July
Press conference: Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 14.30