MACEDONIA’S STALLED BID FOR EU MEMBERSHIP: IS THE SOLUTION IN SIGHT?

Kostoska, Olivera (2018) MACEDONIA’S STALLED BID FOR EU MEMBERSHIP: IS THE SOLUTION IN SIGHT? Romanian Journal of European Affairs, 18 (2). pp. 54-76. ISSN 1841:4273

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Abstract

The narrative for Macedonia’s EU accession efforts is basically about a stalled process for the best part of the last years. Although the Commission has recommended starting accession talks for several years in a row, Greek objections blocked progress, however, just as they did at the Bucharest NATO summit when Greece prevented Macedonia from joining NATO. In June 2018, following the withdrawal of the Greek veto as a part of the agreement to change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia, the European ministers have decided that Macedonia’s EU accession talks will start in June 2019, provided a string of conditions are met. While some Member States expressed concerns about corruption and the rule of law in Macedonia (and Albania), the others have decided to support expansion for geopolitical reasons and to counter the rising Russian and Chinese influence in the Western Balkans. The aim of this paper is to critically evaluate the credibility of the EU enlargement process and the overall state of play in the formal accession of Macedonia including, for example, the progress in resolving a decades-old name dispute, and other indicators in alignment with the overall acquis and performance in terms of trade integration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 09:33
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 09:33
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/1942

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