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2021 / 07 / 16

An article about the Western Balkan’s way to the EU written by a researcher from the Institute published in a prestigious publication


The Balkan Yearbook of European and International Law (BYEIL) published by the internationally recognised publishing house Springer in its recent volume has included an article written by the chief researcher of the Law Institute Agnė Limantė. Her scientific article is entitled “The Western Balkans on the Way to the EU: Revisiting EU Conditionality”.

In her paper, Agnė Limantė systemically analyses the European Union accession conditionality applied in respect of Western Balkan countries and discusses the causes for its failure to produce the expected results. She claims that European Union conditionality in the Western Balkans is qualitatively and quantitatively different from that experienced in earlier enlargements. Adopting various instruments, the European Union has built a pyramid of conditions to be fulfilled by the Western Balkan countries and has expanded their content. However, even if detailed and scrupulously monitored, European Union conditionality does not always meet its target due to a set of reasons.

Springer, one of the world’s oldest and largest academic publishers, focuses on the social sciences and humanities, international law, technology, medicine and other disciplines. To date, the publishing house has published two issues of the Balkan Yearbook of European and International Law (2019 and 2020).

The full publication of Agnė Limantė in English can be found here. A description of the 2020 volume of the Balkan Yearbook of European and International Law is available here.