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“Has regional cooperation led to the establishment of Balkania: Europe’s Southeastern Dimension?”
“Has regional cooperation led to the establishment of Balkania: Europe’s Southeastern Dimension?”

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Governance, International relations/trade, Economic development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: EU integration; Balkans; Southeastern Europe; regional cooperation; regional identity; Regional Arrangements; Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe; Regional Cooperation Council; economic growth;
Summary/Abstract: During the last decade there were many regional initiatives such as the Stability Pact and the Southeast European Cooperation Process aiming to establish strong linkage among countries in the Western Balkans, which in turn will bring lasting peace and stability to the region.. But we can hardly state that these regional arrangements have managed to build up strong “regional identity” which is a prerequisite for a sound regional cooperation as seen in other European regions, such as Scandinavia. Mainly, regional initiatives have focused on instant problem solving, rather than on launching a new long life quality for the region as a whole in economic and political sense. Thus, the regional cooperation phenomenon insofar has not produced any substantial results and sounds more like a good intention.

  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: English