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Directorate-General Enlargement (ELARG)

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This Directorate-General was responsible for the negotiations on enlargement with candidate member states and maintaining relations with prospective member states. On January 1st 2015 this DG was replaced by DG Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations. 

The main tasks of this DG were:

  • manage the negotiations process for countries joining the European Union
  • assist candidate countries and potential candidates in meeting the "Copenhagen criteria" – defined by the Treaty and the European Council – and monitor their progress
  • define and implement the EU's stabilisation and association policy in the Western Balkans
  • manage the EU's bilateral relations with candidate countries and potential candidates
  • address issues resulting from the accession of Cyprus to the EU as a divided island
  • manage the bulk of the EU’s financial assistance to candidate countries and potential candidates, as well as to new member countries during a transition period following accession
  • manage the Commission’s information and communication policy relating to enlargement in candidate countries and potential candidates
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 100 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
08.10.2014  Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-15.
Communication com(2014)700
 
08.10.2014  Montenegro 2014 progress report accompanying the document: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-2015.
swd(2014)301
 
08.10.2014  Serbia 2014 progress report accompanying the document: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-2015.
swd(2014)302
 
08.10.2014  Macedonia 2014 progress report accompanying the document: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-2015.
swd(2014)303
 
08.10.2014  Albania 2014 progress report accompanying the document: Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2014-2015.
swd(2014)304
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 29 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by undefined, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
14.02.2014  Signing and provisional application of the Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Serbia to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Decision com(2014)75
 
14.02.2014  Conclusion of a Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Serbia to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Decision com(2014)76
 
14.02.2014  Approval of the conclusion, by the Commission, on behalf of Euratom, of the Protocol to the Association Agreement with Serbia to take account of Croatia's accession to ...
Recommendation com(2014)77
 
11.11.2013  Signing and provisional application of a Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Macedonia to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Decision com(2013)779
 
11.11.2013  Conclusion of the Protocol to the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Macedonia to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Decision com(2013)780
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 4 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by undefined.
Date Title
11.11.2013  Approval of the conclusion by the Commission, on behalf of Euratom, of a Protocol to the Agreement with Macedonia to take account of the accession of Croatia to the EU.
Recommendation com(2013)778
 
26.04.2011  Union Position concerning a Decision of the EU - Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council amending its Rules of Procedure.
Decision com(2011)230
 
03.02.2010  EU position in the EU - Serbia Interim Committee on its Rules of Procedure including the Terms of Reference and Structure of the EU-Serbia sub-committees.
Decision com(2010)22
 
22.12.2009  Position to be adopted in the EU - Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Council on its Rules of Procedure.
Decision com(2009)688