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Enhancing the Prospects of the EU’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas in the Mediterranean: Lessons from the Eastern Partnership. CEPS Commentary, 24 June 2015

Van der Loo, Guillaume (2015) Enhancing the Prospects of the EU’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas in the Mediterranean: Lessons from the Eastern Partnership. CEPS Commentary, 24 June 2015. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In their March 2015 Consultation paper on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the European Commission and the High Representative raised the question whether the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTAs) “are the right objective for all or should more tailor-made alternatives be developed, to reflect differing interests and ambitions of some partners?” Such ambitious but complex trade agreements have now finally been signed with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, but they are still on the table for several Mediterranean ENP countries. Although these Mediterranean partners have a completely different political, economic and legal relationship with the EU, some important lessons can be drawn from the ‘Eastern DCFTA experience’. In particular, the DCFTA negotiators should avoid overly ambitious and ill-defined legislative approximation commitments and develop a comprehensive implementation strategy.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Eastern Partnership
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > trade policy
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email katelyn.smith92@gmail.com
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2015 16:06
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 12 Jul 2015 16:06
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/65632

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