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TEOKAREVIC Jovan - The EU and its Southeastern Neighbours: Accession, Reconciliation, Security (20h)

The  course  gives a  broad  overview  of the  relations between  the  European  Union  and  its Southeast European neighbors (six countries  of  the  so-called  Western  Balkans),  and  keeps in focus  the EU accession and membership perspectives of those countries. The emphasis is on the region’s specificities, in regard to both its low level of preparedness for the EU membership due to its complicated post-communist and post-conflict heritage, but also to more demanding formal conditions for its EU accession coupled with the ongoing EU crisis and the rising enlargement fatigue within it. The approach is interdisciplinary, as it brings together political, legal, economic and international aspects of the issues covered.  The  course  aspires  to  explain  the  conditions,  actors  and instruments in the accession process of Western Balkan EU candidates (Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania) and potential candidates (Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo), as well as achievements  so  far  and  prospects  for  future.  Because  of  its  close  ties with  both  the  EU integration and much needed ethnic reconciliation, regional cooperation is in the center of attention, too, as are security issues and the post-conflict reconciliation. // ECTS Card

Professor: Jovan TEOKAREVIC