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Understanding Enlargement: discourses in six countries

Dimitrova, Antoaneta and Kortenska, Elitsa (2015) Understanding Enlargement: discourses in six countries. [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    Introduction: Enlargement of the European Union involves a process of asymmetric intergovernmental negotiations, in which the candidate state negotiates how and when it would adopt the rules of the Union (Avery/Cameron, 1998: 31-33). Accession negotiations have been part of the EU’s development since its inception and especially in the last three decades have been almost a continuous process: the fifth enlargement of the EU took place between 1998, when the first seven of the group of twelve candidates began negotiating for membership with the EU, and 2007 when the last two of the second group, Bulgaria and Romania, joined the Union. The ‘Eastern’ or ‘big bang’ enlargement did not mark the end of the process of EU expansion: the next candidate, Croatia, was already negotiating and joined in 2013, followed by Serbia and Montenegro, negotiating at the time of writing. Negotiations with Turkey have been resumed and the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has the status of a candidate, ready to start.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Romania
    Countries > Bulgaria
    Countries > Croatia
    Countries > Macedonia
    Countries > Montenegro (June 2006-on)
    Countries > Serbia (June 2006-on)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2015 (14th), March 4-7, 2015
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 15:58
    Number of Pages: 73
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 15:58

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