Posts Tagged ‹Europeanization

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Post-Accession Effects of Conditionality: New Member States and the Implementation of the EU Competition Policy

Abstract This article looks at the post-accession difficulties of new member states to fulfill the demands of EU membership and considers the degree of Europeanization in the area of competition policy. The article takes a comparative approach and looks at seven of the new Central and Eastern European member states. It...
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

‘Backseat Driving’: European Institutions and Crisis Management in Moldova

Abstract: In discussing the international relations of the European Union, it has been suggested that the European Commission is the ‘backseat driver’ of European foreign policy, while the intergovernmental Council plays the primary role.  This paper argues that the crossover between competencies is a result of functional ‘spillover,’ particularly as...
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Challenges at EU’s New Eastern Frontier Twenty Years after USSR’s Fall

Abstract. The paper is an attempt to identify main challenges of the EU and of EU’s eastern neighbours generated by EU’s enlargement in 2007, that resulted in the shift of frontiers eastwards. The paper finds that the present EU eastern frontier is placed in an area where countries in between...
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Europeanization and Effective Democracy in Romania and Bulgaria

The drive towards Europe has been part of Romanian and Bulgarian political agenda, the syncope of communism apart, since the early days of state building and nation-building in the nineteenth century. This “’geocultural Bovarism,’ a disposition to leap frog” into Europe, was motivated by the “fear … that the country...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

European Rules as ‘Law of the Land’? Towards Optimalisation of EU Member State Compliance

This paper deals with Member State compliance with EU rules, and explores how current structures and practises may be transformed and adapted so as to arrive at a situation where optimal effectiveness is ensured. It hereby differentiates between the various layers of public authority, and devotes special attention to two...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

The Impact of the European Union on Governance Reforms in Post-Communist Europe: A Comparison between First and Second-Wave Candidates

The article aims to elucidate the variation in governance quality (administrative and judicial quality) among those post-communist countries which were granted EU membership in the late 1990s. It is argued that the differences in governance development between the more advanced first-wave EU candidates (Luxembourg group) and the less advanced second-wave...

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