From Soviet Republics to EU Member States addresses the legal and political challenges surrounding the EU accession of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Based upon a profound analysis of the Baltic States’ historic development and international legal status, this book examines the gradual development of bilateral relations between the EU and each of the Baltic countries. It discusses the strategic policy choices made in the EU’s fifth enlargement wave and the consequences of its pre-accession strategies. Specific attention is devoted to the impact of enlargement on the triangular relationship between the EU, the Baltic States and Russia. Finally, the constitutional changes within the Baltic States and within the European Union itself are taken into account.
From Soviet Republics to EU Member States (2 vols)
Edited by Henri de Waele, Radboud University Nijmegen, Jan-Jaap Kuipers, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
There may exist a substantial gap between the proclaimed international identity of the EU on the one hand, and the prevailing realities in the global arena on the other. The European Union's Emerging International Identity investigates whether such a gap indeed exists, by exploring the Union’s ...
Edited by Enzo Cannizzaro, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, Paolo Palchetti, University of Macerata , and Ramses A. Wessel, University of Twente
With a view to recent developments in both the EU and the global legal order, International Law as Law of the European Union explores how, and to what extent, international law still forms part of, and plays a role in, the current legal order of the European Union.
Kirstyn Inglis, Ghent University
At a time when the European Union is continuing with its enlargement agenda, this book deals with the pre-accession and post-accession challenge of enlargement from a legal standpoint, with particular emphasis on the implications for the agri-food and environment acquis.
Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, University of Nicosia
At the crossroads between EU enlargement and European integration, this book provides a comprehensive comparative analysis of the integration of Cyprus into the EU and discusses the various socio-legal parameters of its differentiated path on the way towards 'full' integration.
Maximilian B. Rasch, United Nations University
rawing on qualitative and quantitative analysis, this book examines the functioning, effectiveness, coherence and quality of the cooperation, coordination and representation of European Union Member States’ national interests and EU policy aims at the United Nations in New York.
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