The European Commission presented its “enlargement package” stressing the importance of the Copenhagen Criteria and the values of the European Union.
It insists on the rule of law, economic governance, democracy, the respect of fundamental rights and the settlement of conflicts between European countries. The development of the negotiation process with Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia (ARYM), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania Turkey and Iceland was developed.
In its yearly follow-up report the Commission proposed granting candidate status to Albania which has been aspiring to this since 2009. The Commission is advocating taking up talks again with Turkey again, in spite of the repression in June.