Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Lisbon Treaty does not introduce new policy areas, legislation or policy models to which the acceding countries should converge. It does not advance the enlargement process, nor does it add certainty to it. The Treaty, however, does offer institutional reforms that may significantly change the approach of the Union towards accession countries. This paper assesses the impact of the Lisbon treaty on future accessions to the European Union.