Past and Current Paths to European Union Accession: Romania and Turkey a Comparative Approach
EIRP Proceedings, Vol 10 (2015)
9 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 27, 2015
Several decades ago, leaders of six European countries with an inclusive vision of Europe and strong courage started a construction without precedent, the European Union. The remarkable construction evolved not only concerning the number of the Member States, but also in terms of institutional and functional development. Nowadays, the European Union is one of the most important changing factor concerning the governance and the policy-making process at European level and not only, and there is no doubt that the EU will continue to grow as an increasing number of countries express interest in membership.
This paper reveals in a comparative perspective the path to European Union Accession, and is based on documentary analysis, using strategy-level documents of the countries and the Progress Reports the European Commission provided during the past enlargement.
Keywords: Europeanization, EU Accession process, enlargement
JEL Classification: P50, L98, H77, D73
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