From Soviet Republics to EU Member States: A Legal and Political Assessment of the Baltic States' Accession to the EU
"From Soviet Republics to EU Member States" addresses the legal and political challenges surrounding the EU accession of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Based upon a profound analysis of the Baltic Statesa (TM) historic development and international legal status, this book examines the gradual development of bilateral relations between the EU and each of the Baltic countries. It discusses the strategic policy choices made in the EUa (TM)s fifth enlargement wave and the consequences of its pre-accession strategies. Specific attention is devoted to the impact of enlargement on the triangular relationship between the EU, the Baltic States and Russia. Finally, the constitutional changes within the Baltic States and within the European Union itself are taken into account.
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HISTORICAL LEGAL AND GEOPOLITICAL CONTEXT
From the Northern Crusades to the Russian Empire
Chapter Two The Creation of Independent Baltic Republics
The Years of Independence
Chapter Four Incorporation into the Soviet Union
National Reawakening and the Restoration of Independence
State Continuity or State Succession?
Conclusions The Determinant Role of the Baltic States History and International Legal Status
Conclusions Characteristics of the EUs Enlargement Methodology and PreAccession Strategies
A POSTFACTUM ANALYSIS
Chapter One The Legal Framework of EU Accession Negotiations
The Case of the Baltic States
Chapter Three Drafting the Treaty of Accession
Conclusions The Treaty of Accession and Differentiation in the EU
PART FIVE THE IMPACT OF EU ENLARGEMENT ON THE TRIANGULAR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE EU RUSSIA AND THE BALTIC ...
Chapter One Towards a New Approach in EURussia Relations?
PART TWO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE ECEU AND THE BALTIC STATES BEFORE ACCESSION TO THE ...
Towards a Policy of Differentiation
Chapter Two Integrating the Baltic States in the ECEUs External Policies
Chapter Three Catching up with the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe
Chapter Four Consequences for the Internal Legal Order of the Baltic States
Characteristics and Limitations
Internal and External Factors
Assessment of the Evolving Relationship
PART THREE THE BALTIC STATES AND THE EUS PREACCESSION STRATEGIES
Chapter One The Legal Framework of EU Enlargement
Chapter Two The Introduction of a PreAccession Strategy
Chapter Three The Dilemmas of Differentiation between the Candidate Countries
Reconciling Inclusion and Differentiation
Reconciling Widening and Deepening
Chapter Two Remaining Challenges in BalticRussian Relations
Chapter Three The Role of the Baltic States in the EUs Relations with Russia
Conclusions EU Enlargement as a Deus ex Machina?
DEVELOPMENTS AT THE NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LEVEL
Chapter One The Adaptation of the Baltic States Legal Systems
Chapter Two The Role of the Baltic States in the Process of European Constitutionalisation
Conclusions The Constitutional Challenges after Enlargement
Annex I Overview of Negotiations and Transitional Arrangements with Estonia
Annex II Overview of Negotiations and Transitional Arrangements with Latvia
Annex III Overview of Negotiations and Transitional Arrangements with Lithuania
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From Soviet Republics to EU Member States: A Legal and Political ..., Volume 1
Peter van Elsuwege
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