From Soviet republics to EU member states : a legal and political assessment of the Baltic states' accession to the EU / by Peter Van Elsuwege.
Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008.
2 volumes (xxiii, 584 pages) ; 25 cm.
Studies in EU external relations. 1875-0451 ; v. 2.
Formatted Contents Note
A struggle for dominance : from the northern crusades to the Russian Empire The creation of independent Baltic republics 1920-1940 : the years of independence Incorporation into the Soviet Union 1985-1991 : national reawakening and the restoration of independence Defining the international legal status of the Baltic States : state continuity or state succession? The incremental making of the EC's Ostpolitik : towards a policy of differentiation Integrating the Baltic States in the EC/EU's external policies Catching up with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe Consequences for the internal legal order of the Baltic States The emergence of an EU policy towards the Baltic Sea Region : characteristics and limitations Explaining the development of EC/EU-Baltic relations : internal and external factors The legal framework of EU enlargement The introduction of a "pre-accession strategy" The dilemmas of differentiation between the candidate countries The "enhanced pre-accession strategy" Preparing for enlargement : reconciling widening and deepening The legal framework of EU accession negotiations Accession negotiations in practice : the case of the Baltic States Drafting the treaty of accession Towards a new approach in EU-Russia relations? Remaining challenges in Baltic-Russian relations The role of the Baltic States in the EU's relations with Russia The adaptation of the Baltic States' legal systems The role of the Baltic States in the process of European constitutionalisation.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -579) and index.
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