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Intereconomics

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 235–243 | Cite as

Double talk—The political economy of eastward enlargement of the EU

  • László Csaba
Enlargement
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Abstract

There is an inherent ambiguity in the attitude of the EU towards eastern enlargement. On the one hand, since the Gothenburg Council of June 2001 the EU appears to be at last on the brink of a first round of eastward enlargement. On the other hand, the major internal reforms in the EU which are essential if enlargement is to take place have so far made only unsatisfactory progress. What are the reasons for this situation? What are the perspectives?

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Security Policy World Economic Forum Candidate Country Accession Country Eastern Enlargement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Csaba
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Central European UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Budapest University of Economics and Public AdministrationHungary
  3. 3.Universitas DebrecenHungary

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