Following the publication of the EC 2014 Progress Reports, SIGMA’s Assessments, on the situation in each country as of spring 2014 and agreed with the EC, are now available. Each report includes an overall introduction to the prioritisation of areas assessed and a description of the state of play and latest developments, supported by evidence-based analyses.
The EC has published, on 8th October, the Enlargement package 2014, which outlines a new approach to public administration reform as a key pillar of fundamental reform in the accession process. This pillar is built on joint work of the EC and OECD/SIGMA in relation to the development of Principles of public administration, to be published by SIGMA in the coming weeks.
At the signing of a MoU for co-operation on 7 October, Ukraine's representative emphasised that effective public governance must be a top priority. SIGMA cotinues to work with Ukraine in a number of key areas related to public administration reform, please see the SIGMA Ukraine country page.
Initialling the Stability and Association Agreement with the EU on 25 July 2014 brings Kosovo into a new European integration stage, which requires enhanced policy development and co-ordination capacities. The second review in SIGMA's series analyses the Kosovo policy making system and provides recommendations for improving both the Government and the Assembly.