The Accession Story: The EU from 15 to 25 Countries

Hardcover | May 19, 2007

EditorGeorge Vassiliou

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This book is a useful tool to anyone who is interested in the enlargement of the E.U., to the citizens of the ten acceded countries who would like to know how they managed to accede and also to officials of the new candidate countries, who are preparing their country for accession. The "Accession Story" provides a unique overview of the enlargement of the E.U. from 15 to 25 countries. It consists of two main parts.In the first part the then Director General of D.G. Enlargement, Mr. Eneko Landaburu, and Denmark's Permanent Representative in the E.U., Ambassador Poul Christoffersen, provides a comprehensive picture of the enlargement process from the beginning to the end, from the Brussels' point of view.The second part, written by the ten people responsible for negotiating the accession of their countries, presents the challenges, problems and difficulties each one of the ten countries had to overcome, in order to succeed to adopt the acquis communautaire and be accepted into the E.U.

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This book is a useful tool to anyone who is interested in the enlargement of the E.U., to the citizens of the ten acceded countries who would like to know how they managed to accede and also to officials of the new candidate countries, who are preparing their country for accession. The "Accession Story" provides a unique overview of th...

George Vassiliou was elected President of the Republic of Cyprus in 1988 for a five-year term. During this period he worked hard to achieve a solution of the Cyprus problem and improved the functioning of the public sector. As a result of several reforms, the economy improved substantially, the GDP per capita nearly doubled and in 19...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:May 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199215871

ISBN - 13:9780199215874

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PART I - THE ENLARGEMENT FROM 15 TO 25 THE BRUSSEL'S VIEW1. Eneko Landaburu: The Need for Enlargement and Differences from Previous Accessions2. Poul Skytte Christoffersen: The Preparation of the 5th Enlargement3. Poul Skytte Christoffersen: Organisation of the Process and Beginning of the Negotiations4. Poul Skytte Christoffersen: From Helsinki to Seville July 1999 - June 20025. Poul Skytte Christoffersen: The Danish Presidency - Conclusion of the Negotiations6. George Vassiliou and Poul Skytte Christoffersen: Financing the Enlargement7. George Vassiliou: The Public's Attitude to EnlargementPART II - THE TEN COUNTRIES STORY8. George Vassiliou: The Accession of Cyprus to the EU9. Pavel Telicka and Karel Bartak: The Accession of the Czech Republic to the EU10. Alar Streimann: The Accession of Estonia to the EU11. Peter Gottfried and Peter Gyorkos: The Accession of Hungary to the EU12. Andris Kesteris and Kristine Plamse: The Accession of Latvia to the EU13. Petras Austrevicius: The Accesion of Lithuania to the EU14. Richard Cachia Caruana: The Accession of Malta to the EU15. Jan Kulakowski and Leszek Jesien: The Accession of Poland to the EU16. Jan Figel' and Miroslav Adamis: The Accession of the Slovak Republic to the EU17. Janez Potocnik , Fedor Cerne and Emil Erjavec in Mojmir Mrak: The Accession of Slovenia to the EUIndex