Joint Proposal for a Council Decision on the Union position within the Association Council set up by the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, of the other part, with regard to the adoption of the EU-Algeria Partnership Priorities
The EU finished its review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in December 2015. The UK’s main policy goal for the review was to generate a more effective ENP which better differentiated between partner countries and better identified key priorities for cooperation. In order to help achieve these more targeted and specific relationships, the EU decided to agree new Partnership Priorities with a number of ENP Partner countries: Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. The final documents will provide the main priorities for relationships between the EU and ENP partner countries and set the direction for how the EU spends its money up to 2020.
The EU-Algeria Partnership Priorities set the direction for how the EU will spend the proportion of money it makes available for Algeria from the €15.4bn currently available for the neighbourhood up to 2020. The priorities will set up a framework for political engagement for the EU and Algeria, as partners, to address areas of mutual interest and the challenges Algeria faces