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.

 

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Marija Risteska
Marija Risteska
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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