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A unique source of official documents on the EU’s relations with the Neighbourhood: Summaries of EU legislation online

A special webpage dedicated to the documents governing the EU’s relations with the Neighbourhood countries of the South and the East is available on the official website ‘Europa’. With legislation, communications, decision papers and proposals these webpages are a unique tool and information resource for anyone searching for the background, official information on policies, and agreements.
 
Both the webpage referring to relations with the Mediterranean Partners and that on relations with Eastern European and Central Asian countries in the “Summaries of EU legislation” part of Europa have sections on the General Framework of this partnership, the Financial Instruments and Sectoral cooperation.
 
The East: Under the General Framework section, users can find documents on the Framework of relations, including the Partnership and Cooperation Agreements, papers on relations with Russia, the official documents on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its financial arm the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), all other information on the Financial Instruments used to support the Partnership as well as Sector Cooperation covering issues such as the European Energy Charter, Good Governance and Environment.
 
The East webpage can be reached from here:
http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/external_relations/relations_with_third_countries/eastern_europe_and_central_asia/index_en.htm
 
The South: Under the General Framework section users can find information on the Framework of Relations, including the Association Agreements, all documents pertaining to the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean and the official documents on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its financial arm the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI), other information on the Financial Instruments used to support the Partnership as well as Sector Cooperation covering issues such as Human Rights, the Environment and Nuclear Safety.
 
The South webpage can be reached from here: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/external_relations/relations_with_third_countries/mediterranean_partner_countries/index_en.htm
 
On the same section of Europa, you can find the official documents on seven topics, some of which have an external relations angle. These are: External Relations, Economic and Monetary Affairs, Education, Training, Youth and Sport, Employment and Social Policy, Energy, Enlargement, Enterprise and Environment.
 
It also makes available all the documents pertaining to relations with other third countries and regions, namely the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the Industrialised Countries.
 
Summaries of EU Legislation – two website tutorial modules downloadable in PPS and PDF: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/tutorial/index_en.htm

 


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