Western Balkans and Turkey: Joint conclusions of the economic and financial dialogue


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Representatives of the EU Member States, the Western Balkans and Turkey, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, as well as representatives of the central banks of the Western Balkans and Turkey[1] met for their annual economic policy dialogue[2]. The submitted 2018 Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs) of the Western Balkans and Turkey outline the medium-term macroeconomic and fiscal framework as well as structural reforms (affecting areas such as labour markets and education, energy, innovation and the business environment) to enhance competitiveness and long-term growth.  Participants regretted that Bosnia and Herzegovina's ERP had been submitted with a significant delay. The programmes cover the period 2018-2020.

[1] Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Turkey are candidate countries for EU accession.

[2] The conclusions of this dialogue are without prejudice to EU Member States´ positions on the status of Kosovo.

Read the full press release here.

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.


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