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The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10

Tanja Miščević ; Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade
Mojmir Mrak ; Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

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APA 6th Edition
Miščević, T. & Mrak, M. (2017). The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10. Politička misao, 54 (4), 185-204. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343
MLA 8th Edition
Miščević, Tanja and Mojmir Mrak. "The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10." Politička misao, vol. 54, no. 4, 2017, pp. 185-204. https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Miščević, Tanja and Mojmir Mrak. "The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10." Politička misao 54, no. 4 (2017): 185-204. https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343
Harvard
Miščević, T., and Mrak, M. (2017). 'The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10', Politička misao, 54(4), pp. 185-204. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343 (Accessed 23 September 2021)
Vancouver
Miščević T, Mrak M. The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10. Politička misao [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2021 September 23];54(4):185-204. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343
IEEE
T. Miščević and M. Mrak, "The EU Accession Process: Western Balkans vs EU-10", Politička misao, vol.54, no. 4, pp. 185-204, 2017. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343. [Accessed: 23 September 2021]

Abstracts
The article discusses main differences in the EU enlargement strategy/process between the one applied for the big-bang Eastern enlargement in 2004/2007 and the one being used for the EU accession of the Western Balkan countries. Within this framework, the article focuses on the key drivers that have contributed to the slowing down of the EU accession process for these countries over the last decade. Among others, these drivers include some traditional ones, such as lessons from the EU-10 enlargement and general “enlargement fatigue” in quite a number of EU member states, as well as a number of more recent ones, such as the consequences of the economic crisis, the migrant/refugee crisis and the Brexit. The reduced appetite of the EU member states for Western Balkan enlargement has been reflected in the reshaped EU enlargement strategy that is now based on the so-called “fundamentals first” approach with the rule of law, early resolution of bilateral issues and strengthened economic governance as its key pillars. Besides, the enlargement process is run today much more on the intergovernmental basis than this was the case during the large Eastern enlargement.

Keywords
European Union; EU Enlargements; Western Balkans; Accession; Regionalism

Hrčak ID: 190343

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/190343

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