Rafał Sadowski: The Future of the ENPI

16. May 2014

The year 2011 is turning out to be a turning point for the European Union’s policy towards its neighbours in Eastern Europe and North Africa, as a result of the political developments in those countries and the dynamics within the EU itself. On the one hand, the outbreak and course of the ‘Arab Spring’ in the North African countries has called into question the EU’s existing policy towards this region. On the other, the Neighbourhood Policy has still not achieved notable successes in the countries of Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus, nor has it led to large-scale democratisation processes or economic, political and social reforms of any great depth in these states. Eastern Partnership Review No 4, 2011, The Future of the ENPI: Towards Separate Financial Instruments for the Union for the Mediterranean and the Eastern Partnership?(.pdf)