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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 14–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Eastern European states, this essay argues that NATO’s successful eastern expansion has been due to the EU’s encouragement of these states’ NATO accession, not because of their enthusiasm for membership in the union. This was the case in Montenegro. Despite the country’s lack of external threats...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (1): 42–66.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Andreas Theophanous Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2003 Andreas Theophanous is professor of political economy and director general at the Research and Development Center, Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus. The Cyprus Problem: Accession to the EU and Broader...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (2): 18–46.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Laman Tasch The absence of a universally accepted definition of minority and standardized mechanisms for minority protection presents challenges during the European Union (EU) accession process. The differences between definitions used by European policy makers and those used in candidate countries...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 6–21.
Published: 01 March 2014
... its admission as an EU member. The essay then consid- ers Ankara’s policy calculations in light of the Greek-­Cypriot rejection of the Annan Plan in 2004, the EU accession of Cyprus represented by the Greek-­ Cypriot-­controlled Republic of Cyprus, and the fading prospects of Turkey’s EU...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2008
... in that it had refused to seek a peaceful solution to the Kurdish question.2 The PKK’s resumption of terror activities surprised many observers, because in order to meet EU accession requirements, Turkey had reformed many of the antidemocratic characteristics of its state system to the great...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 22–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
... for, among other things, setting a date for the beginning of EU accession negotiations for Cyprus. A significant milestone was a revision of Greek foreign policy initiated by the socialist government of Costas Simitis in Greece, which sought to place 8. An account is provided in G. Vassiliou...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 73–101.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... While evaluating the effects of Cyprus’s EU accession on Greek foreign policy — and, by implication, on Greek-Turkish and EU-Turkish relations — in this essay, I expose disingenuous (and immoral) features of current Cyprus- related mythology by crystallizing cardinal facts regarding the legally...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 52–74.
Published: 01 March 2007
... have thought possible ten or even five years ago — indeed, no country that has begun accession talks to join the EU has ever failed to become a member — many observers are warning that Europe and Turkey 1. Quoted in Craig S. Smith, “EU Formally Opens Talks on Turkey’s Joining,” New York...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 101–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., that is where their god lives.  — President Askar Akaev of Kyrgyzstan The 2007 accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union effec- tively brought to an end the 2004 “Big Bang” enlargement round — a process that reiterated the emergence of the enlarged EU...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the Accession Treaty in all member states, Croatia will become the twenty-­eighth member state on 31 July 2013; it thus will get the chance to be an active creator of EU policies. Spanning the entire decade, the process of Croatia’s EU accession may have been long and, at times, challenging. However...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 72–83.
Published: 01 June 2006
... developed. A climate of quiet but widespread ambivalence toward European institutions seemed to have pervaded the attitudes of political elites and citizens during accession negotiations. The hope of Eastern Europeans to catch up with the richer member-states of the EU went parallel with feel- ings...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 135–137.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to Europe and the United States. With the reader sufficiently grounded in the historical and contextual environment, Park addresses a critical driver to Turkey’s modernization, EU accession, in the aptly titled chapter “Turkey’s Europeanization: A Journey without an Arrival?” Having pre- viously...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 137–140.
Published: 01 December 2012
... to Europe and the United States. With the reader sufficiently grounded in the historical and contextual environment, Park addresses a critical driver to Turkey’s modernization, EU accession, in the aptly titled chapter “Turkey’s Europeanization: A Journey without an Arrival?” Having pre- viously...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 141–144.
Published: 01 December 2012
...- cally, exploring the critical duality of Turkey’s orientation, shifting between regional relations and ties to Europe and the United States. With the reader sufficiently grounded in the historical and contextual environment, Park addresses a critical driver to Turkey’s modernization, EU accession...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 106–124.
Published: 01 June 2017
... accessible and sta- ble external sources supplemented where appropriate by strategic stocks.”13 The EU is an energy-­dependent area and the largest energy importer in the world.14 Its own sources, two-­thirds of which are located in five of its twenty-­ eight member states, can barely satisfy 48...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 119–122.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to editor Birgul Demirtas-­Coskun, is to establish “a ring of friends around the borders of the new enlarged EU.” This book applies to countries close to or bordering the EU but not part of the ENP. Some, like the Croatia and Turkey, are at some point in the process of accession to the EU. Others have...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 123–126.
Published: 01 September 2010
... but not part of the ENP. Some, like the Croatia and Turkey, are at some point in the process of accession to the EU. Others have expressed interest in joining. Neighborhood Chal- lenge also focuses on relations with countries that are not immediate neighbors, such as those in Central Asia and the Middle...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 126–130.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to editor Birgul Demirtas-­Coskun, is to establish “a ring of friends around the borders of the new enlarged EU.” This book applies to countries close to or bordering the EU but not part of the ENP. Some, like the Croatia and Turkey, are at some point in the process of accession to the EU. Others have...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (4): 68–80.
Published: 01 December 2008
... A policy advocating EU accession for the Balkans allowed Greece to look at bilateral relations with neighboring countries under more promising condi- tions. This new aspect of exercising foreign policy stemmed, inter alia, from the secure environment the EU offered as well as the particular benefits...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 40–47.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and economic reforms in a way that moves closer to overall European standards of governance. The accession process will also be a test of the EU’s competence to map out its geostrategic future in twenty-first-century international relations. The goal of forging close political, economic, and military...