Democratization through stability of institutions

Josifovic, Ivica (2016) Democratization through stability of institutions. 100 години од Балканските војни. Прилози од научниот собир одржан на 3-4 декември 2012 година. pp. 107-125. ISSN 978-608-203-100-2; 978-608-65718-6-3

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Abstract

At the meeting of the European Council in Copenhagen in June 1993 that determined the criteria for membership of the European Union, democracy was first condition that applicant counties must respect. The priority of democracy reflects the fact that it is considered as a core element of European political identity, and an essential characteristic for countries wishing to be admitted to the EU. The EU’s insistence of democracy for future members is not based on altruism, but rather on self-interest, for it arises from the belief that the process of integration cannot function with members who do not subscribe to democratic principles or whose practical application of them is inadequate. The purpose of the paper is to present the fulfilment of political criteria in order to give clear picture of the manner Macedonia approaches towards European integration process. In today’s context, it is very difficult, because of opened issues with neighbours and the process of decision-making that pushed Macedonia in turning its attention and aggravation of political situation. Key words: European Union, Balkans, Macedonia, Enlargement, political criteria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Ivica Josifovik
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 10:17
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17067

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