Reviewing European Union Accession

Unexpected Results, Spillover Effects, and Externalities


The year 2017 has been an uneasy one for the EU, with so-called Brexit on the horizon and the rise of populist euroskepticism in a number of Member States. This year, with the tenth anniversary of the Romanian and Bulgarian accession to the Union, is a good year to pause and reflect over the life and future of the Union. In this work, we envision the next decade with Europe 2020 strategy and review the fruits of the 2004 accession in Central and Eastern Europe. What has the Union achieved? Which policy areas are likely to change and how? How successful, and by what measure, has the accession of the 10 Member States in 2004 been? Reviewing European Union Accession addresses a wide range of issues, deliberately without any thematic constraints, in order to explore EU enlargement from a variety of perspectives, both scientific and geographical, internal and external. In contrast to the major works in this field, we highlight the interrelated, and often unexpected, nature of the integration process – hence the subtitle, unexpected results, spillover effects and externalities.

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Tom Hashimoto, LL.M., FHEA, is Director of MSc in Financial Economics program at ISM University of Management and Economics, Lecturer at Vistula University, and Teaching Fellow in Political Economy at the OSCE Academy. He is a recipient of Career Integration Fellowship from CERGE-EI, and is DPhil Candidate in Financial Geography at the University of Oxford.

Michael Rhimes, LLB (Hons) (Lond), BCL (Oxon) is Fourth référendaire to Judge Christopher Vajda, Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg. He has wide interests in the law, having previously published on trade defense measures and standing under EU law.

List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Introduction: Reviewing 2014, Welcoming 2017, and Envisioning 2020Tom Hashimoto and Michael Rhimes

Part 1: Law – Developing Norms

1 Towards Adverse Spillover Effect? The Judicialization of the EU and the Changing Nature of Judicial Governance after EnlargementMariusz Jerzy Golecki 2 Europeanization of the Hungarian Legal Order: From Convergence to Cancellation?Tamas Dezso Ziegler and Balázs Horváthy 3 The Use of Referendum in Central and Eastern Europe after EU AccessionSergiu Gherghina 4 Special Economic Zones in Poland: A Black Hole Swallowing State Budget or a Messiah for Regional Development?Hiroshi Kaneko

Part 2: Politics – Skepticism

5 (Dis)Trusting the European Union? On the Evolving  Variety of Euroskepticism in Central and Eastern EuropeBoyka Stefanova 6 Václav Klaus as a Driver of Czech EuroskepticismVratislav Havlík and Ondřej Mocek 7 Poland and the Re-categorization of the Eurozone Entry: From a Legal Obligation to a Political IssueAnna Visvizi and Paweł Tokarski

Part 3: Society – Education and Values

8 Emerging European Geographies: The Erasmus Program and Its Effect on the East–west Divide in Time of Economic CrisisAmelia Hadfield and Robert Summerby-Murray 9 Slovenian Soft Power Capabilities in the European Context: Missed Opportunities of Cultural Diplomacy and Erasmus Student Exchange ProgramAna Bojinović Fenko and Jure Požgan 10 The Harmonization of Laws on Same-Sex Unions in Post-Communist Post-Accession CountriesAlar Kilp

Part 4: EU Policy – From Within to Without

11 Poland and the Common Security and Defense Policy: Potential Leader 207?Laura Chappell 12 Prague on a Mission: Emphasizing Democracy Promotion within EU Foreign PolicyMarek Neuman 13 The Forgotten Chapter? Post-accession Development Policy of Central and Eastern EuropeSimon Lightfoot and Balázs Szent-Iványi 14 Slovak Parliament’s Involvement in the EU Agenda: Kosovo’s Independence and the Policy of Non-RecognitionKatarína Lezová

Part 5: Russia – Beyond the EU

15 The European Union and Russia during the Two Waves of Enlargement: New Political and Implementation Rationales on Old IssuesSandra Fernandes 16 EU -Russia Cooperation on Energy Efficiency: An Unexpected Benefit of Regional Interdependence between Russia and the CEE Member States?Olga Khrushcheva 17 The European Union’s Influence over Media Discourse on Renewable Energy Sources in RussiaMarianna Poberezhskaya Index
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