EC presented enlargement package on Western Balkans and Turkey

The European Commission (EC) adopted its annual enlargement package Tuesday that assesses achievements of the Western Balkans, Turkey and Iceland in their EU integration process and points out the challenges ahead. Presenting the documents, EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele stressed that no country will join the bloc before being 100% ready. Overall, they registered progress in implementing political reforms, but at the same time, urged more efforts in fighting organised crime and corruption, implementing the rule of law and respecting freedom of expression. The reports also warned that the reform momentum has slowed in some EU aspirant countries.

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