EU enlargement strategy at a crossroads
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EU enlargement strategy at a crossroads

25 Oct 2017 - 15:10
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The EU enlargement strategy has fundamentally changed over the last ten years. This has major implications for today’s applicants from the Western Balkans. This article offers a historical analysis of the EU enlargement after the collapse of communism. What are the lessons learnt one decade after the big bang enlargement of 2004-2007?

Read the full article in our dossier: 'The Western Balkans at the edge?'


Otto Holman
Universitair hoofddocent Internationale Betrekkingen en Europese Politiek aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam