Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (Sub-Committee C)

Remit - EU Enlargement and the Wider Europe

Enlargement negotiations are continuing with Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Croatia. European Partnerships have recently been signed with the ex-Yugoslav States, offering them a perspective of accession in the future, and a New Neighbourhood Policy is being formulated to strengthen relations between the EU and its neighbouring Eastern European and North African States, in the context of the changing borders of an enlarged Union.

Sub-Committee C is maintaining a close scrutiny of developments in the European Neighbourhood Policy and has written to the Government to express their views on its development so far.