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Dynamics of EU Development Policy after Enlargement

Lightfoot, Simon (2007) Dynamics of EU Development Policy after Enlargement. Discussion Paper. European Development Policy Study Group

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The enlargement of the EU from 15 to 27 member states has the potential to affect the whole direction and shape of EU policy with regard to development - both because of different priorities of the new Central and Eastern European (CEE) states and the issue of aid diversion to new and poorer states. This paper examines whether the CEE states have a fundamentally different approach to development and developing countries and whether this will lead to pressure to shift the policy in new directions over the longer term. In particular the paper explores the following questions: • has enlargement altered the geographical focus of EU development policy? • has enlargement altered strategic focus of EU development policy? • What has been the impact of the CEE states on the precepts of coordination, complementarity and coherence (3cs) in the EU's development co-operation policies and operations? • How has the Commission responded to new challenges, in particular how have the different Directorate Generals of the European Commission (Development & External Relations) integrated the views of the CEE states into development policy? Finally the paper will consider possible future directions for EU Development policy, given increasing influence by the new member states.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This project is funded by the British Academy (SG-46721) and the Elisabeth Barker Fund., whose support is acknowledged with thanks. This is a slightly revised version of European Development Policy Study Group Discussion Paper 35
Keywords: Development Policy; European Union; Central and Eastern Europe
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law (Leeds) > School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Dr Simon Lightfoot
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2008 10:31
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:55
Published Version: http://www.edpsg.org/
Status: Published
Publisher: European Development Policy Study Group
Refereed: No
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3659

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