"Why Ukraine must get EU candidate status now – Lessons from Enlargement Research"
A commentary by Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse.
News from Jun 09, 2022
The guest article has been published within the framework of the thematic project "Understanding Ukraine" of the Center for Liberal Modernity (LibMod).
The article explains why, from a perspective of the European Integration Studies, a credible membership perspective must be given to the Ukraine. It argues that this is an effective means of anchoring liberal democracy from the outside. "Accession conditionality empowers liberal reform coalitions vis-à-vis conservative nationalists and authoritarian populists". Further, the implications for the current debate on candidate status for the Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia and risks and opportunities are discussed.
Read the article here.