From Soviet Republics to EU Member States: A Legal and Political Assessment of the Baltic States' Accession to the EU, Volume 1
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 States 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 EU 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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Chapter One The Legal Framework of EU Enlargement 199
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31 December accession negotiations Accession Treaty acquis Act of Accession adopted Annex apply Article bilateral Brussels candidate countries citizens citizenship co-operation Common Spaces concerning concluded Constitutional Act Constitutional Court Council of Europe Council Regulation date of accession economic energy enlargement Estonia and Latvia Estonian Constitution EU-Russia relations EU-Russia summit EU's Europe European arrest warrant European Commission European Council European Parliament European Union Foreign framework Ignalina implementation important included issue Joint Statement June Kaliningrad Kaliningrad transit Latvia and Lithuania legislation Member membership ment non-citizens Northern Dimension November oil shale political pre-accession procedure proposal Protocol provisions question ratification referendum regard Regulation EC Report Republic of Estonia Republic of Lithuania requirement Riigikogu Russia Russian Federation Russian-speaking minorities safeguard clause Schengen Seimas Soviet specific stateless stateless persons Strategy supra third country third-country nationals tion Transitional arrangements Treaty of Accession visa voting Whereas