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Article 8 TEU: towards a new generation of agreements with the neighbouring countries of the European Union?

(2011) EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 36(5). p.688-703
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Article 8 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides a new legal basis for developing the European Union's relations with its neighbouring countries. This contribution traces the origins of this provision and analyses its objectives and potential application in practice. It is argued that art.8 TEU codifies the conditionality approach of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and introduces a differentiation with traditional association agreements for political reasons. The launch of the Eastern Partnership in May 2009, including the offer of concluding association agreements with the European Union's eastern partners, largely undermines the significance of this distinction. It is, however, not to be excluded that art.8 TEU is used in relation to other neighbouring countries which are not interested informal association with the European Union.
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European Free Trade Association, EU law, European neighbourhood policy, External relations, Russia

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Van Elsuwege, Peter, and Roman Petrov. 2011. “Article 8 TEU: Towards a New Generation of Agreements with the Neighbouring Countries of the European Union?” European Law Review 36 (5): 688–703.
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Van Elsuwege, P., & Petrov, R. (2011). Article 8 TEU: towards a new generation of agreements with the neighbouring countries of the European Union? EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW, 36(5), 688–703.
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Van Elsuwege P, Petrov R. Article 8 TEU: towards a new generation of agreements with the neighbouring countries of the European Union? EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW. 2011;36(5):688–703.
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Van Elsuwege, Peter, and Roman Petrov. “Article 8 TEU: Towards a New Generation of Agreements with the Neighbouring Countries of the European Union?” EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW 36.5 (2011): 688–703. Print.
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  abstract     = {Article 8 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides a new legal basis for developing the European Union's relations with its neighbouring countries. This contribution traces the origins of this provision and analyses its objectives and potential application in practice. It is argued that art.8 TEU codifies the conditionality approach of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and introduces a differentiation with traditional association agreements for political reasons. The launch of the Eastern Partnership in May 2009, including the offer of concluding association agreements with the European Union's eastern partners, largely undermines the significance of this distinction. It is, however, not to be excluded that art.8 TEU is used in relation to other neighbouring countries which are not interested informal association with the European Union.},
  author       = {Van Elsuwege, Peter and Petrov, Roman},
  issn         = {0307-5400},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN LAW REVIEW},
  keyword      = {European Free Trade Association,EU law,European neighbourhood policy,External relations,Russia},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {688--703},
  title        = {Article 8 TEU: towards a new generation of agreements with the neighbouring countries of the European Union?},
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2011},
}

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