The Political Economy of EU Enlargement: Impact on Decision-Making and Budget
Review of Business and Economic Literature, 2013, vol. 58, issue 1, 81-98
The eastward enlargement of the European Union in the past ten years arguably represents the EUâ€™s principal foreign policy achievement. The economic merits of this accomplishment were, however, hotly contested. In this article I focus on the political-economic consequences of the eastward enlargement. Specifically I study its impact on EU decision-making and the EU budget. It was feared that the enlargement would bring the EU legislative process to a standstill and would wreck the EU budget. In this article I argue that the legislative process slowed down, but not nearly as significantly as expected, and that the impact on the EU budget was limited.
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