EU Institutional Reform and New Member States in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
While much of the accession process placed strict demands upon EU candidate states for compliance with the abundant provisions of the acquis, the context of the Convention on the Future of Europe and later the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) offered a different setting calling for input of ideas by prospective member states. From February 2002 to July 2003 representatives from the CEECs ‘took a crash course in European integration through their participation in the Convention on the Future of Europe’.1 In contrast to the asymmetric nature of accession talks, the Convention offered future member states the first opportunity to take a full part in EU’s internal deliberations.2
KeywordsMember State Candidate Country Home Affair European Arrest Warrant Draft Constitution
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