One of the aims of the BENCHER Project is to deepen further the analysis of the European Commission country reports for all the Western Balkan countries, providing a more critical review of the EC assessments. Furthermore, this year’s analysis dedicates a special focus to the recommendations provided by the EC in the 2015 and 2016 country reports, assessing the degree to which they were considered and implemented by each country. In addition, the authors have provided a critical note from a CSO’s standpoint as watchdogs of both the governments and the EU institutions. The analysis aims to provide recommendations to the EU, for improving the monitoring mechanisms. The publication is available for download here.
Source: Think Europe Network