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"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.

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