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The case for an Associate Membership of the European Union

Duff, Andrew (2013) The case for an Associate Membership of the European Union. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Mar 2013). Website.

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In recent years, the EU has moved its focus away from enlargement towards greater integration, especially in fiscal matters. This also comes at a time when the UK is seeking to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, and as the likelihood of Turkey joining the EU as a full member is increasingly remote. In light of these challenges, Andrew Duff MEP proposes a new type of associate membership, where countries would agree to the EU’s values, but not to all its activities or political objectives. This, he argues, would give some countries a springboard towards membership, and others, an alternative to it. To do nothing instead, he writes, would pose risks that any future treaty changes would be blocked by one or other member state.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2013 08:35
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 23:20

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