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14 May 2012: European Union Enlargement Process

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14 May 2012: European Union Enlargement Process

CDRSEE board member Dušan Reljić has co-authored a research paper on the hiatus in the European Union Enlargement Process. Together with the co-authors, Andrea Despot and Günter Seufert, he argues that in the wake of Croatia's EU accession in mid-2013, it is probable that the Union's enlargement process towards Turkey and the Western Balkans will initially grind to a halt, possibly for a decade or more. How can the EU nonetheless safeguard its position as the driving force behind conflict transformation in the Western Balkan states, and how can it prevent European influence in Turkey, an increasingly important player on the international stage, from dwindling? It should ensure candidates' integration within as many EU policy areas as possible prior to accession, so that the stabilising and democratising effects of the EU's enlargement policy remain intact. For the full text of the analysis, please click here: http://www.swp-berlin.org/.... The paper is also available in Turkish and Bosnian / Croatian / Montenegrin / Serbian language.
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