Enlargement Fatigue in the European Union: From Enlargement to Many Unions

Devrim, Deniz and Schulz, Evelina (2009) Enlargement Fatigue in the European Union: From Enlargement to Many Unions. Elcano Newsletter (54). 26 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

For a long time, enlargement has been considered one of the EU’s most successful policy instruments. The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) was created in anticipation of the fifth enlargement round in order to provide an answer for the EU in its relations with its new neighbours. The dual policies of enlargement and ENP were conceptualised as distinct EU strategies. Recent EU documents, discourses and events show that due to a certain enlargement fatigue the originally clear separation between EU enlargement and ENP is become vaguer, to the visible disadvantaging of enlargement. In addition, there is trend towards the creation of different regional cooperation forms for the area surrounding the EU. These represent a new approach towards the two policies and lead to alternative formations in the EU’s neighbourhood or intermediate steps to enlargement. The driving force of these new dynamics is the scepticism affecting the EU’s citizens, mostly as a result of a lack of communication regarding the EU’s policies in this field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > REGIONAL COOPERATION
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > BORDER INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > REGIONAL INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > FOREIGN RELATIONS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS > REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
CULTURE; SOCIETY > COMMUNICATION > COMMUNICATION POLICY
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2012 16:57
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2012 16:57
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1784

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