The Experiences of the 1995 Enlargement. Sweden, Finland and Austria in the European Union
Thematicon, Bd. 9
Jaroslaw Janczak, Tomasz R. Szymczynski [Hrsg.]
223 pages, year of publication: 2003
price: 21.00 EUR
EU-Erweiterung , Österreich , Schweden , Finnland
This book is the product of a conference held at Collegium Polonicum in Slubice, Poland and the Europa-Universität-Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany on June 7, 2002.
The articles discuss the decision to apply for membership in the EU in Sweden, Finland, and Austria; the compatibility dilemma between neutrality and EU foreign policy; the negotiation processes, problematic areas and compromises; public debates, information strategies and accession referenda. Analyses also include the political, economic and institutional consequences of enlargement for the "newcomers" and the European Union; the impact of the three new countries on common policies; the role of the "newcomers" concerning the traditional dilemma "deepening versus widening"; similarities and differences between the 1995 enlargement and the future process of widening to the East, and possible lessons for the enlargement process in the future.