Economic Reform Programmes Western Balkans and Turkey

Since 2015, all EU candidate countries and potential candidates prepare Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs). ERPs prepare the enlargement countries for their future participation in the EU’s economic policy coordination procedures. They also play a key role in improving economic policy planning and steering reforms to sustain macroeconomic stability, boost competitiveness and improve conditions for inclusive growth and job creation. The ERPs are a key element of the «fundamentals first» approach in the EU’s enlargement strategy.