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The Enlarged European Union and its Eastern Neighbours: Problems and Solutions. OSW Point of View, October 2003

Pelczynska-Nalecz, Katarzyna (2003) The Enlarged European Union and its Eastern Neighbours: Problems and Solutions. OSW Point of View, October 2003. UNSPECIFIED.

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    The EU enlargement is scheduled to take place in 2004. After this date, it should be a priority for the EU to develop a coherent and comprehensive policy towards its nearest neighbours, i.e. countries bordering the Member States, which cannot join the EU in the nearest future due to their location or weaknesses of their political and economic systems. There are at least three reasons for this. Firstly, good relations with neighbours will underlie the broadly understood security of the Community. Relations with the nearest neighbours will determine both military security of the EU (including the combating of terrorism) and its ability to prevent other threats such as illegal migration, smuggling, etc. Secondly, good economic relations with neighbours may contribute to the Member States' economic growth in the longer term. And finally, the EU's ability to develop an effective and adequate policy towards its nearest neighbours will demonstrate its competence as a subject of international politics. In other words, the EU will not be recognised as a reliable political player in the global scene until it develops an effective strategy for its neighbourhood.

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    Additional Information: Multilingual in Polish and English.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > European Neighbourhood Policy
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > Point of View
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: Multilingual
    Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2014 18:46
    Number of Pages: 44
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2014 18:46

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