Democracy and fundamental rights

The EU is a community of shared values and laws. Democracy, equality, justice… and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms are the cornerstones of the EU project. The same values and conditions apply to aspiring EU members.

That’s why the EU supports its Western Balkan partners in implementing reforms to strengthen and improve their democratic institutions and justice systems. This goes hand-in-hand with support for civil society, independent media and protecting human rights.

Publications

EU-Western Balkans relations

Author: European Union

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

This factsheet provides a summary of EU-Western Balkans political, trade and economic relations 2020-2021.

The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III)

Author: European Union

Factsheets | Published in: 2021

The Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) supports EU candidate countries and potential candidates in adopting and implementing key political, institutional, social and economic reforms to reflect the EU’s values and to align with its rules, standards and policies. This factsheet provides a summary of the support provided by the IPA III programme.

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