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"The next EU enlargement: The Mediterranean enigma"

Panagopoulos, Panagiotis. (1997) "The next EU enlargement: The Mediterranean enigma". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    This paper examines the prospect of an enlargement of the European Union towards three Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta. Such a step seems to be crucial for the future of integration of the Union because it is closely linked to the evolution of the EU Mediterranean Policy as well as the economic and political unity of the EU member states. Furthermore, there is the aspect that the Mediterranean receives less attention than other regions of Europe, therefore, the possibility of welcoming Turkey, Cyprus and Malta seems to be underestimated. However, the three Mediterranean candidates have caused a dilemma within the EU as to whether the latter is prepared to open its doors to more members. For many, this is an enigma because in each case, the EU member states are faced with enormous difficulties when they come to decide on the candidature of Turkey, Cyprus and Malta. There are dangers hidden in the prospect of another Mediterranean expansion and the European Union is asked to take them into account.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Cyprus
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Malta
    Countries > Turkey
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 28
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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