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European Enlargement. Lecture: Feb 28 2006. Enlargement May 1 2004 Why did Europe decide to enlarge? Conditionality—“Copenhagen Criteria” Acquis Communitaire Economic Issues (see Sinn) Ethical Issues (see Carens/Morgan) Enlargement and the Referendum Defeats May/June 2005

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European enlargement

European Enlargement

Lecture: Feb 28 2006


Enlargement May 1 2004

Why did Europe decide to enlarge?

Conditionality—“Copenhagen Criteria”

Acquis Communitaire

Economic Issues (see Sinn)

Ethical Issues (see Carens/Morgan)

Enlargement and the Referendum Defeats May/June 2005

The Case of Turkey



Judge koen lenaerts
Judge Koen Lenaerts

  • Professor of European Law, Institute for European Law, KU Leuven

  •       Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities


Why a constitutional treaty
Why a Constitutional Treaty?

  • New political architecture for an EU 25+

  • A Crisis of Popularity

  • Aim: to bring Europe closer to its citizens.


Familiar cleavages within eu
Familiar Cleavages Within EU

  • Federalists v. Nationalists

  • Supranationalist v. Intergovernmentalists


New cleavages within the eu
New Cleavages Within the EU

  • Larger v. Smaller States

  • Market-conforming v. Market-restricting states

  • Liberal Europe v. Social Europe

  • Pro-US v. Anti-US states

  • Military Europe v Civilian Europe


French and dutch defeats
French and Dutch Defeats

  • European Enlargement

  • Globalization

  • Worries about civic integration

  • Dislike of national politicians

  • Europe’s democratic deficit

  • A turn against the Treaty of Rome?

  • The victory of British-style euroscepticism


Five solutions to europe s current crisis
Five Solutions to Europe’s Current Crisis

--Guy Verhofstat

--Angela Merkel

--Tony Blair

--Nicolas Sarkozy

--Vaclav Klaus


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