The Netherlands as a champion of EU enlargement?
This policy brief examines how the Netherlands can credibly propagate its priorities regarding EU enlargement in the context of the EU’s revised accession methodology. While this methodology warrants increased engagement from EU Member States in the accession process, that does not mean Dutch priorities on Rule of Law and democratisation will automatically be addressed, nor that support for the accession process or its effectiveness is guaranteed.
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Wouter Zweers (Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute)
Iris van Loon (Intern, the Clingendael Institute)