The ENP Conditionality: Pre-Accession Mistakes Repeated
Pioneer Europe? Testing EU Foreign Policy in the Neighbouthood, Laure Delcour, Elsa Tulmets, eds., Baden Baden: Nomos, 2008, pp. 105-120.
18 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2008 Last revised: 28 May 2016
Date Written: December 3, 2008
The whole instrumental framework of the ENP is largely reminiscent of the pre-accession democracy and the Rule of Law promotion machinery, characterised by the Commission as very successful. Studying the ENP it is necessary to start with the critical assessment of this assumption of success. This contribution outlines the main drawbacks of the democracy and the rule of law promotion in the context of the preparation of the recent enlargements of the EU repeated in the ENP setting. A special emphasis is put on the possible ways to deal with the problems arising from the main findings, to make ENP more effective and efficient.
Keywords: European Neighbourhood Policy, pre-accession, enlargement, EU law, European Union, Conditionality
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