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EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans. EPC ISSUE PAPER No. 79, July 2015

Balfour, Rosa and Stratulat, Corina and Avery, Graham and Hillion, Christophe and Adebahr, Cornelius and Töglhofer, Theresia and Wunsch, Natasha and Ker-Lindsay, James and Žornaczuk, Tomasz and Frontini, Andrea and Turrión, Ruth Ferrero and Algieri, Franco. and Konitzer, Andrew and Huszka, Beata. and Armakolas, Ioannis and Triantafyllou, Giorgos and Lessenski, Marin and Ivan, Paul and Ioannides, Isabelle and Herolf, Gunilla and Martens, Hans and Bukovskis , Kārlis and Potjomkina, Diāna and Blockmans, Steven. (2015) EU member states and enlargement towards the Balkans. EPC ISSUE PAPER No. 79, July 2015. UNSPECIFIED.

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    From the Executive Summary. The European Union’s enlargement to the Balkans seems to be running on autopilot since Croatia’s accession in 2013 and amidst the on-going crisis. While the region still has a clear European perspective, progress on the dossier has been marred not just by outstanding challenges in individual Balkan countries but often also by hurdles which develop within the Union – more specifically in the member states. While the EU’s internal procedures for handling enlargement have always been intergovernmental in nature, the frequency of incursions and opportunities for the member states to interfere and derail the process has increased over the past years, suggesting a so-called ‘nationalisation’ of enlargement. In 17 case studies and two theoretical chapters, this Issue Paper investigates whether the dossier has shifted more under the control of the member states, and looks at the kind of considerations and potential ‘roadblocks’ that influence the positions of key national actors on enlargement.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-South-Eastern Europe (Balkans)
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Austria
    Countries > Denmark
    Countries > France
    Countries > Germany
    Countries > Greece
    Countries > Hungary
    Countries > Italy
    Countries > Latvia
    Countries > Netherlands
    Countries > Poland
    Countries > Romania
    Countries > Spain
    Countries > Sweden
    Countries > U.K.
    Countries > Bulgaria
    Countries > Cyprus
    Countries > Croatia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Policy Centre > EPC Issue Paper
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2015 15:34
    Number of Pages: 266
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 15:52

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