EU foreign policy spending must be better targeted and scrutinised by Parliament

European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)

Eduard Kukan (EPP, SK), the rapporteur for the ENI, said: It is crucial to build this instrument around the principles of “differentiation” and “more for more”. Partnership with societies is equally central. Altogether, these principles should create incentives for supporting democracy-oriented reforms in our neighbourhood.”

MEPs ask the Commission to give clearer assessments of neighbourhood countries’progress with reforms in the annual country reports and to allow for the possible revision of funding levels on this basis. Civil society groups should also be strengthened to scrutinise public policies and play a full part in the democratisation process, they add.