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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)

Stabilisation and Association Agreement

European Commission - Enlargement - Stabilisation and Association Agreement

The Stabilisation and Association Agreement constitutes the framework of relations between the European Union and the Western Balkan countries for implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Process*. The agreements are adapted to the specific situation of each partner country and, while establishing a free trade area between the EU and the country concerned, they also identify common political and economic objectives and encourage regional co-operation*. In the context of accession to the European Union, the agreement serves as the basis for implementation of the accession process.

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