Denne artikkelen ser nærmere på den påvirkning forventninger om EU-medlemskap har hatt på utviklingen i sentral- og østeuropeiske kandidatland siden den kalde krigens slutt.
This paper looks at developments in candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe generated by their membership aspirations in the EU. A key observation is that by way of membership and conversion criteria, the EU has affected internal developments in each of the nation states way prior to formal membership. The paper is in Norwegian.
ARENA Working Paper 21/2002 (html)
In this paper, Manuela Alfé, Thomas Christiansen and Sonia Piedrafita look at the impact of the 2004/2007 enlargement on the comitology system, analysing how implementing committees have been working and how the new members are adapting. They further examine the main implications of these changes for the system as a whole and consider the most important challenges for the future.
Manuela Alfé, Thomas Christiansen and Sonia Piedrafita
This article discusses the status of EFTA and its member states in light of the EU enlargement. It argues that while enlargement has not fundamentally challenged the EEA agreement which regulate relations between EFTA and the EU, it has nevertheless induced adjustments which may question the legitimacy of this agreement in its present form.
At the eve of the EU enlargement to central and eastern Europe, this article discusses the implications of enlargement to the European Economic Area. Focusing on the negotiations deciding the financial burden for ancient EEA states, the author attempts to explain the outcome by various factors - including the state of public opinion.
This paper addresses the longer-term implications of contemporary developments in the EU. The processes of forging a constitution and establishing a closer political unity are put into perspective; it is found that European discourses - the way we talk and conceive of the EU - have taken a qualitative leap towards a more statist conception of the Union.
What are the consequences of EU enlargement to the Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy? This paper gives an outline of what to expect; inevitably, redefining the EU's borders will introduce new tasks and issues to the foreign policy domain.
ARENA Working Paper 18/1998 (html)