The European Neighbourhood Policy supports sectoral reforms and modernisation within ENP partner countries, particularly in the areas of:
- energy security,
- climate change,
- transport research,
- information society,
- education and training,
- employment and social development,
- maritime policy,
- fisheries and
- regional policy.
As reforms are intertwined, both sides need to strengthen their transport services and infrastructure links in order to promote trade and investment. At the same time, stronger judicial and regulatory systems are needed to contribute to a better business and investment climate.
The ENP views strong governance as a result of inclusion, accountability and transparency in the policy-making process, and strong connections with national development priorities. The ENP therefore encourages proposes numerous coordination mechanisms:
- aligning country strategies – cooperatively identifying synergies across ENP actions, bank activities and national priorities;
- joint diagnostics – cooperation in the area of firm surveys and business environment;
- co-financing projects and programs in public financial management reform and
- dissemination of best practices in business environment reform.