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Author: Rajendra, Yogambigai
Title: Does civil society strength facilitate EU accession for the Balkans? Lessons from Slovenia and Croatia
Date Issued: 2016
Department: Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών στις Πολιτικές και Οικονομικές Σπουδές Σύγχρονης Ανατολικής και Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης
Supervisor: Armakolas, Ioannis
Abstract: This thesis centres on the Balkans’ accession to the European Union by placing focus on civil society strength. In order to determine if civil society strength does indeed facilitate the countries’ accession to the European Union, case studies were conducted on Slovenia and Croatia’s paths to accession. As a result of the findings obtained, it was concluded that civil society along with the strength and significance of its efforts did indeed facilitate the accession of Slovenia and Croatia and hence is likely to do so for the rest of the Balkans as well. The paper also concludes with discussions on Serbia which has commenced accession negotiations most recently as of December 2015. The chapter on Serbia also attempts to highlight areas for the country to improve on as part of analysing its current state of civil society and its strength in facilitating the country’s accession to the European Union.
Keywords: Balkans
European Union accession
European Enlargement
European Union
Civil Society strength
Information: 2016
Rights: Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Διεθνές
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