EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY SCORECARD 2014

Wider Europe

The EU made some important achievements in Wider Europe during 2013, which are reflected in the improvement in the overall grade from C+ to B-. Croatia joined the EU on 1 July – the first new member state since 2007 – and the EU-mediated agreement between Kosovo and Serbia was a historic achievement that paved the way for the inclusion of the Serb-majority north into Prishtina’s jurisdiction and makes it possible for Serbia to embark on membership talks in 2014. Kosovo willalso sign an Association Agreement – a first step towards its future inclusion into the EU. In neighbouring Albania, the general election in June resulted in a smooth transfer of power to the opposition Socialists, headed by Edi Rama – a remarkable event given the longstanding, bitter history of party polarisation and contested polls. EU representatives on the ground exerted a moderating influence and helped secure a positive outcome. [...]

 

Western Balkans - Grade: B
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
33 - Overall progress of enlargement in the Western Balkans 5/5 4/5 7/10 16/20 A-
34 - Rule of law, democracy and human rights in the Western Balkans 4/5 3/5 5/10 12/20 B-
35 - Kosovo 4/5 4/5 9/10 17/20 A-
36 - Bosnia and Herzegovina 3/5 3/5 2/10 8/20 C

 

Turkey - Grade: C
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
37 - Bilateral relations with Turkey 3/5 3/5 3/10 9/20 C+
38 - Rule of law, democracy and human rights in Turkey 3/5 2/5 2/10 7/20 C-
39 - Relations with Turkey on the Cyprus question 3/5 2/5 2/10 7/20 C-
40 - Relations with Turkey on regional issues 4/5 3/5 3/10 10/20 C+

 

Eastern Neighbourhood - Grade: B-
Category Unity Resources Outcome Total Grade
41 - Rule of law, democracy and human rights 3/5 4/5 4/10 11/20 B-
42 - Relations with the Eastern Neighbourhood on trade 4/5 4/5 5/10 13/20 A-
43 - Relations with the Eastern Neighbourhood on energy 3/5 2/5 3/10 8/20 B
44 - Visa liberalisation with the Eastern Neighbourhood 3/5 3/5 6/10 12/20 B-