Minority protection in the Republic of Macedonia under the Weight of EU Conditionality: Pre-accession monitoring as a mechanism of furthering compliance?

0
631

Dalibor Stajic,RepublicofMacedonia,CentralEuropeanUniversity(Budapest) [1]

Abstract

The debate on conditionality as a principle of enlargement has heralded pre-accession monitoring as a key mechanism of compliance with EU standards. The academic camp has paid, however, a scant attention to the relationship between monitoring and the success or failure of enlargement. Facing the next enlargement round to the Western Balkans, this research paper investigates how progress made by the Republic of Macedonia is monitored in the realm of minority protection…