Brexit and the Balkans: Implications for Future EU Enlargement

Butler, E. (2016) Brexit and the Balkans: Implications for Future EU Enlargement. Discussion Paper. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has the potential to impact EU enlargement to the Western Balkans in a multitude of ways, writes Eamonn Butler. He argues that, while EU leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to enlargement, accessions are likely to be pushed back several years and the remaining EU may itself seem a less attractive, although still necessary, prospect for the Balkan states.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information:Post published in European Futures from the Edinburgh Europa Institute's
Keywords:Enlargement, EU, Balkans, Brexit.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Butler McIntosh, Dr Eamonn
Authors: Butler, E.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Publisher:University of Edinburgh
Published Online:05 September 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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