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The EU policy towards the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Special emphasis on the EU policy towards the Republic of Macedonia
The EU policy towards the dissolution of Yugoslavia. Special emphasis on the EU policy towards the Republic of Macedonia

Author(s): Dejan Marolov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: Disintegration of Yugoslavia; EU policies; Macedonia; Greece

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the EU policy towards the disintegration of Yugoslavia and its success i.e. failure in terms of predefined and publicly promoted goals. In this context, the EU politics towards Macedonia during the Yugoslav crisis are specifically analyzed. Positions of certain - EU member states, especially Britain, France and Germany are part of the analysis too. Inevitably this paper treats the Common Foreign and Security Policy, as one of the Union’s pillars introduced by the Maastricht Treaty from 1992. This survey uses relevant literature as well as analysis of certain acts. The research concludes that the EU politics of dealing with the situation in Yugoslavia was generally unsuccessful and EU policy towards Macedonia during the period of the Yugoslav crisis was quite controversial. Analyzing the degree of success / failure of EU policy towards dealing with the Yugoslav issue is significant in terms of analyzing the real capacity of the Union of this time period about realization of the promoted ambitions of becoming world's political player. The EU policy towards Macedonia in this time is very important and has its influence on the contemporary relations between Macedonia and EU. Through the representation of the Macedonia - EU relationship during the Yugoslav crisis, this research attempts to present the rudiments of a separate Macedonian foreign policy and to give explanations of certain problems in their relationships.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 89-111
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English