The Janus Face of the EU: European Integration and the Constitutional Identity of North Macedonia

Ilik, Goran (2022) The Janus Face of the EU: European Integration and the Constitutional Identity of North Macedonia. In: Constitutional identity and European Union axiology – perspective of Central European States. Wydawnictwo Szkoły Wyższej Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości, Warsaw, pp. 317-348. ISBN 978-83-66454-30-9

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This is a work of combined research based on the content analysis method, comparative analysis, and the online survey method, aimed at investigating the changes of the constitutional identity of the Repub- lic of North Macedonia during its integration path, filled with many obstacles, challenges, and constraints Moreover, this paper aims to reveal the EU’s hypocritical attitude towards the integration process of North Macedonia concerning the “sacrifices” that North Macedo- nia made regarding its major constitutional changes with the Ohrid Framework Agreement and the change of its national name with the Prespa Agreement Moreover, the EU’s hypocrisy and incapability is more obvious with the Bulgarian blockade for opening negotiation talks with North Macedonia, which came as a “cold shower” for the allies and proponents of Macedonian full integration with the EU structures Therefore, in what follows I shall present the main and major changes of the Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia since its independence – 30 years ago – until today, to describe the “sacrifices” that North Macedonia has made towards joining the EU.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Law
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Sociology
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Prof. dr. Goran Ilik
Date Deposited: 07 May 2023 22:25
Last Modified: 07 May 2023 22:25

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