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National parliaments within the enlarged European Union : from 'victims' of integration to competitive actors?
1. Introduction: Deparliamentarization Through European Integration? Part 1: National Parliaments and European Integration 2. Accountability through National Parliaments: Practice and Problems 3.
‘On the Slow Train to Nowhere?’ The European Union, ‘Enlargement Fatigue’ and the Western Balkans
The EU is seeking to repeat the success of its eastern enlargement in the Western Balkans. The accession of Croatia on 1 July 2013 provides a template for other Western Balkan states to emulate as
Requiem for a shared interdependent past: Brexit and the deterioration in UK-Irish relations
The vote by the electorate of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in 2016 was one in which the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland and on UK-Irish relations hardly figured. Within
Ireland says No (again): the 12 June 2008 Referendum on the Lisbon Treaty
This article analyses the significance of the 12 June 2008 Lisbon Treaty referendum in the Republic of Ireland. This was the third such referendum on Europe held in Ireland since the millennium, and
The dual crisis in Irish foreign policy: the economic crash and Brexit in a volatile European landscape
ABSTRACT This article considers the impact of the 2008–10 financial crisis and the UK’s 2016 Brexit decision as a ‘dual crisis’ which impacted significantly on Irish foreign policy over the past
EU Enlargement 1989-2009: Actors, Institutions, and Literature
On 1 May 2004 at a historic, if understated, signing ceremony in Dublin the European Union (EU) formally recognized the accession to the Union of ten new states. These were the Mediterranean ‘micro’
EU Enlargement as a Factor in Ireland's Nice Treaty Referendum
In the aftermath of the shock result of the Nice Treaty referendum in Ireland in June 20011 it was commonly stated that the result did not represent the electorate’s rejection of European Union
The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union
Part 1: The Unfolding of Eastern Enlargement 1989-2004 1. Introduction 2. 1989 and Beyond: The New Europe Takes Shape 3. Beyond Copenhagen: The Deepening of EU-CEE Relations 4. Closing the Deal:
‘Bringing Geopolitics Back In’: Exploring the Security Dimension of the 2004 Eastern Enlargement of the European Union
Notwithstanding the functional and technocratic basis of the European integration process, and the fact that the accession criteria hardly mentions security issues, the 2004 eastern enlargement
The European Commission, Enlargement Policy and Civil Society in the Western Balkans
The European Union’s enlargement policy is universally recognised as contributing decisively to the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the two decades following the end of