Commission presents 2021 Enlargement Package
On 19 October, the European Commission presented its 2021 Enlargement Package, in which it provides an assessment of the state of play of accession paths of Western Balkans countries and Turkey.
The package consists of a communication on EU enlargement policy and annual reports on each respective country. In the case of Albania and North Macedonia, the Commission noted that delays in the official launch of accession negotiations with both countries are having a negative impact on the credibility of the EU. The Commission also called for a comprehensive legally binding normalisation agreement between Serbia and Kosovo in order for them to advance on their respective EU paths.
Concerning Turkey, the communication stresses tha