In the framework of today’s international community, significant changes have occurred both in geopolitical, economic and legal terms. The emergence of new problems and changes in the economic and political situation of States have required for many years a reversal of institutional arrangements of the international community. As a result, the sources of international law have expanded and the models of cooperation between States have diversified. In such context, partnership begins to be identified as a specific legal instrument with certain purposes. In a general policy of democratization of its external action, the European Union has often used such instrument, specifically in the enlargement process that is also the result of an intergovernmental process following the Treaty of Maastricht. Finally, partnership is part of EU’s policy towards the Balkan countries, better known as Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP), that is a specific policy that link together the enlargement issues and stability of the region.

Partnership as an Instrument of Democratization in the EU External Action: a look at the Balkans

RUSSO, TERESA
2015

Abstract

In the framework of today’s international community, significant changes have occurred both in geopolitical, economic and legal terms. The emergence of new problems and changes in the economic and political situation of States have required for many years a reversal of institutional arrangements of the international community. As a result, the sources of international law have expanded and the models of cooperation between States have diversified. In such context, partnership begins to be identified as a specific legal instrument with certain purposes. In a general policy of democratization of its external action, the European Union has often used such instrument, specifically in the enlargement process that is also the result of an intergovernmental process following the Treaty of Maastricht. Finally, partnership is part of EU’s policy towards the Balkan countries, better known as Stabilisation and Association Process (SAP), that is a specific policy that link together the enlargement issues and stability of the region.
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