Before the latest EU enlargement, substantial changes in the integration process were predicted as a result of the accession of 10 new Member States, with some forecasting cataclysmic consequences. This book, one of the first ex post assessments of EU enlargement, provides evidence to the contrary, while also providing examples in which the new Members have been able to influence EU policy output with their liberal attitudes on economic and social policy.
This book will be of great interest to EU policymakers, including officials of European institutions whose primary concerns are `policy adjustment' and EU external relations. It will also be of interest to academics and students specialising in EU affairs, especially European integration, organisation, governance and public policy.
Edited by Constantine A. Stephanou, Jean Monnet Chair, Panteion University, Athens, Greece and Vice-President, ECSA-Europe
Contents: Introduction PART I: THE NEW ECONOMIC SETTING 1. Trade and Investment Patterns in an Enlarged Union Victoria Curzon Price 2. Economic Integration and Spatial Location of Production Miroslav N. Jovanovic 3. The Impact of Enlargement on EU Agriculture Nicholas C. Baltas 4. The Impact of Enlargement on Monetary Stability Franco Praussello PART II: GOVERNANCE AND COHESION OF THE ENLARGED UNION 5. Political Dynamics in the Enlarged European Union Neill Nugent 6. Regulatory Adjustment in the Wider Europe Area Constantine A. Stephanou 7. Economic and Social Cohesion in the Enlarged Union Panagiotis Liargovas PART III: EXTERNAL RELATIONS OF THE ENLARGED UNION 8. Challenges of Adjustment: Economic Integration in a Wider Europe Carol Cosgrove-Sacks 9. A Major Challenge for the EU's External Action: The European Neighbourhood Policy Christian Franck 10. The EU's Enlargement and Euro-Mediterranean Relations Dimitris K. Xenakis 11. EU Energy Dependence and Co-operation with CIS Countries after EU Enlargement Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Maria Vagliasindi 12. Impact of EU Enlargement to CEE Countries on Transatlantic Relations Rene Schwok Conclusions Index