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Exploring the Boundaries of Conditionality in the EU. Egmont European Policy Brief No. 51 June 2018

Evita Armouti, Evita Armouti and Marie De Somer, Marie De Somer and Femke Gremmelprez , Femke Gremmelprez and Phedon Nicolaides, Phedon Nicolaides and Basile Ridard, Basile Ridard and Peter Van Elsuwege, Peter Van Elsuwege and Johan Verbeke, Johan Verbeke and Jan Wouters , Jan Wouters (2018) Exploring the Boundaries of Conditionality in the EU. Egmont European Policy Brief No. 51 June 2018. [Policy Paper]

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    Conditionality in the EU comes in many forms: legally codified and enforced by the Court of Justice, or reliant on intergovernmental bargaining and expressed by means of political or economic (dis)incentives. This European Policy Brief explores the boundaries of the conditionality debate, and assesses what varying degrees of conditionality can and cannot achieve. The overarching objective of conditionality is to foster integration and cohesion amongst the peoples of Europe and their Member States. A sound logic of conditionality must therefore set incentives in such a way that their application contributes to this intended outcome. A balanced combination of political, legal and budgetary instruments can help remedy a major lacuna in the Treaties: the effective protection of the rule of law and democracy.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > European Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 13:52
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 14:02

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