A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY IN THE EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD REGION
What is it about?
The paper investigates the patterns of change in institutional reform in several countries representing the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the accession and candidate countries (ACC) and the new member states (NMS). Several conclusions emerge from the analysis.
Why is it important?
The EU has not yet played an important role as a “transformative power” shaping faster institutional convergence in the ENP region and there is a danger that the reform processes will either stagnate or “run out of steam” if the EU does not take a more decisive role in the process. In sum, the process of institutional reform appears incomplete due to an absence of a clear European perspective.
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