situation from arising where a candidate country – or, for that matter, the Union’s own goals and objectives – could end up harmed in the context of this (political) process. This danger is rarely emphasised (notably, see Hillion 2010), yet it has been as acute as ever since day one of eu enlargement
Elena Basheska and Dimitry Kochenov
, constitutes another example of a disruption in the unsuspecting discourse on sexual rights and citizenship. More recently, this body of scholarship has been applied to explore the eu enlargement as a gendered and sexualized process of creating multicultural citizenship by isolating the struggles of sexual
Implementing the Waste Acquis in Serbia
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This article analyses opposition to Europe in the Czech Republic, both on the mass and the elite level. It offers a precise definition of Euroscepticism, based on the distinction between diffuse and specific support for European integration, and considers how the exigencies of the EU enlargement process may fuel anti-EU stances. On the basis of an analysis of both mass attitudes and party political stances, the article argues that a major anti-EU mobilisation is unlikely in the Czech Republic, regardless of the relatively strong undercurrent of Euroscepticism that now exists in the country. However, current expressions of Euroscepticism should be understood as potentially defining characteristics of Czech (elite) attitudes in the soon to be enlarged EU.
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.13 billion Euros yearly o f the net 17.35 billion transferred between E U states (over 64 percent), while Poland will receive 9.40 billion o f these transfers (over 54 percent).3 It is in German-Polish ties, , 2. Steve Wood, "Apprehensive Partners: Germany, Poland, and EU Enlargement," German Politics, 11
Tackling the Euro-apathy and scepticism of the many, has been the biggest challenge facing the EU in recent years. In direct response to these concerns, this paper develops a model of public opinion toward European integration based on two rival logics governing EU enlargement politics - a rational vs. an affective one. It argues that cross-national variation in public support for the EU can be better explained by taking into account the dominant elite motivations for seeking accession to the EU. In ‘Utility Maximising’ countries, which mainly enter for the economic benefit they will gain, public support is expected to fluctuate depending on how much national economic conditions improve or deteriorate after accession. Among ‘Value-Maximising’ entrants, nevertheless, public opinion is expected to grow more favourable independent of the magnitude of post-accession economic benefits. A normative justification of EU membership, as an occasion of improving domestic institutions by joining a community of shared democratic values, should be a powerful determinant of pro-EU attitudes. The model is tested at the aggregate level of survey respondents, using Eurobarometer polls and OECD data for the period 1973-2002.
membership. The 2004 EU enlargement successfully expanded the boundary of the EU to embrace eight former communist counties with which China has had and maintained good relationships. Whilst this enlargement may not tremendously increase the general volume of EU investment in China, it probably will
behaviour.3' Let us now examine the play of manipulability and exclusion; indeterminacy and determinacy in the context of the forthcoming EU enlargement by reference to the values by which Europe is most commonly identified, the ideas of human rights, the rule of law and the principle of democracy. III
Millan and Dragneva
28 Review of Central and East European Law 2002-3 No.2, 183-209 © 2003 Kluwer Law International. Printed in The Netherlands TRANSPOSING THE “TRUE AND FAIR VIEW” CONCEPT IN THE LEGISLATION OF HUNGARY AND POLAND IN THE CONTEXT OF EU ENLARGEMENT Rilka Dragneva and Emile Millan 1 Abstract This