EU Policies

European Neighborhood Policy

 By adopting the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), the EU looked for a coherent approach of relations with Eastern and Southern neighbors, with the objective of building a large area of prosperity, stability and security for all. It’s about a privileged relationship, based on mutual commitment to shared values (democracy, human rights, rule of law, market economy principles, sustainable development). ENP remains distinct from the EU enlargement process, although it does not prejudice, for European neighbours how their relations with the EU may develop in the future.

Romania has a manifest interest in fostering, in the EU neighbourhood, a common space of stability, security and progress, in deepening relations between the EU and its Eastern and Southern neighbours, based on common interest and values.

The following neighbour countries are included in the ENP:

  • South: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lebanon, Libya and Syria
  • East: Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Even though the Russian Federation is a neighbour of the EU, bilateral relations are based on a strategic partnership that includes four “common spaces”.

The financial assistance for the ENP implementation is granted by the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI).

Special attention was attached to the Black Sea region, by launching “The Black Sea Synergy”, in 2007. This initiative is meant to strengthen cooperation in the region, by establishing partnerships in main sectors: respect of human rights, migration management, security improvement, frozen conflicts, environment, regional development and energy.


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