Karadjoski, Mladen (2015) THE HIGH LEVEL ACCESSION DIALOGUE FOR MACEDONIA: ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 1 (1). pp. 30-38. ISSN 1857-9760

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One of the strategic goals for the Republic of Macedonia is membership in the European Union. At the end of
2011, the Commission launched a so-called High Level Accession Dialogue for Macedonia, with a possibility
to start the negotiations after the fulfillment of the Dialogue goals and benchmarks. For these reasons, the
main goal of this paper will be to give an answer of the dilemma whether the Accession Dialogue for
Macedonia is an accelerator of the entrance in the European Union, or is just a sophisticated tool for delay of
the start of the negotiations for final accession. The expected results will correspond with the future EU plans
for Macedonia, but also for the other Western Balkan countries, i.e. we will try to examine whether these
countries have a realistic perspective for entrance in the European Union, or they are just a “declarative
décor” for the vocabulary of the Brussels diplomats and member countries representatives. That will help to
determine i.e. to try to predict the next steps of these countries, connected with the European integration,
regardless of the actual constellation in the European Union concerning the Enlargement policy. The
descriptive method, content analyses method, comparative method, but also the inductive and deductive
methods will be used in this paper.
Key words: accession; benchmark; dialogue; negotiations; integration

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2018 18:23
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 18:23

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