Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.


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New photographs and stock shots explore EU enlargement in Western Balkans and Turkey


On 12 October, the European Commission will publish its annual enlargement strategy document and progress reports. These provide the definitive yearly assessment on the progress of EU enlargement. With Croatia set to sign the Accession Treaty in December, Montenegro's readiness to start accession negotiations under review, and the EU’s official proposal to grant Serbia candidate status, enlargement is set to be an important topic this autumn.


Download the strategy report (12 October), all progress reports and related documents here.


Stock shots and photographs for seven candidate countries and potential candidates for EU accession are now available to illustrate journalists’ reports on the process of EU enlargement. These images and unedited footage have been specifically tailored to complement stories on these topics, including:


Enlargement-specific themes – rule of law, corruption, border management


General presentations – capital cities, institutions, economic activity, etc.


Cultural and religious heritage – ancient ruins, religious sites, old town views,

Stock Shots

Seven 20' stock shots bundles have been produced to aid journalists covering the issues mentioned above. All the footage is free of charge and free from copyright. Please see the links below to view and download the material.

Stock shots available on the other countries:

-         Bosnia-Herzegovina

-         Croatia

-         former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

-         Montenegro

-         Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244

-         Serbia

Original location: Turkey
Country of origin: Turkey

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