External relations and enlargement

External relations and enlargement

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about External relations and enlargement


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Maritime Affairs And Fisheries > External relations and enlargement

External relations and enlargement

The European Union Member States have to share an extremely mobile and often overtapped resource. The survival of the fisheries sector requires the implementation of common rules beyond Community waters. For this reason, on behalf of the European Union, the European Commission negotiates bilateral fisheries agreements with third countries, participates in various regional fisheries organisations (RFOs) and contributes to drawing up international agreements.
For that matter, the adoption of the Community fisheries laws by applicant countries is a prerequisite for the success of their EU membership process.


  • Dimension extérieure de la politique commune de la pêche réformée
  • Autorisation to fish in third-country waters
  • Partnership agreements with Non-EU Member Countries
  • Black Sea Synergy


  • Participation in Regional Fisheries Organisations


Ongoing enlargement

Enlargement of January 2007

  • Bulgaria
  • Romania

May 2004 enlargement

  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • The Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

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