The European Commission follows regularly the improvements of the candidate countries and it presents the improvements by "Progress Reports" which is prepared annually. The related legislation on a specific matter must have been prepared, approved and must be in force so that it can be evaluated as a "progress" in the Report. In 2012, there was an exceptional initiative of the Minister of EU Affairs and the Chief Negotiator of that period, Mr. Egemen Bağış, that our country prepared its own Progress Report and announced all the developments achieved in that year.
Click here to reach all of the Progress Reports published.
Accession Partnership Document
Accession Partnership Documents introduces all the work that needs to be completed by the candidate countries based on a timeline. Accession Partnership Documents consist of "Short term" and "medium term" priorities which are renewed by the Commission according to the progress of a candidate country. The first Accession Partnership Document was published in 2001 and it was revised 2006 and 2008.
Click here to reach all of the Accession Partnership Document published.
Each candidate country prepares a detailed National Programme in order to fulfill the priorities set in the Accession Partnership Document and to be aligned with the EU acquis. National Programme includes a timetable for the fulfillment of the priorities and for the measures that must be taken by the candidate countries and also human and financial resources necessary to achieve these aims. During the accession process, National Programmes are revised and accordingly renewed in the context of the stages of the progress. The latest National Programme provided by Turkey was published in 2008.
Click here to reach all of the National Programmes published.
National Action Plan
In order to give impetus to Turkey's accession to the EU, "National Action Plan for EU Accession" was prepared within the scope of "Turkey's EU Strategy". "National Action Plan for EU Accession" contains primary and secondary legislation which is foreseen to be harmonized and priorities on institutional building between January 2016 and December 2019. In this context;
There are 3 primary legislation, 5 secondary legislation and 7 institutional building measures under Chapter 11.
There are 72 secondary legislation and 8 institutional building measures under Chapter 12.
There are 2 primary legislation, 2 secondary legislation and 4 institutional building measures under Chapter 13.