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Ukraine, and the EU’s 2004 Eastern Enlargement

Dr Mathew Doidge and Dr Serena Kelly’s analysis of Ukraine’s EU membership aspirations, viewed through the lens of the 18th anniversary of the Union’s ‘big bang’ enlargement to the Central and Eastern European Countries in 2004, has been published in The Conversation. Understanding Ukraine’s symbolic fight to return to Europe, as the EU marks 18…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

Our fifth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘The French Presidential Election and the Future of the European Union‘, examines what may be a key inflection point for the future of the European Union. With starkly contrasting visions for the EU, the outcome of the race between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has potentially significant consequences for…

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DIPLO Development Summaries

In our fourth DIPLO Development Summary, ‘The Return to Europe: The Eighteenth Anniversary of the European Union’s First Eastern Enlargement’, Dr Mathew Doidge (University of Canterbury) reflects upon the 2004 enlargement of the European Union to Central and Eastern Europe. The stability created is brought into sharp relief by current events in Ukraine. The Return…

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