Romanian Journal of European Affairs

Provides articles on the European integration debate and on Romania's role in an enlarged European Union


Vol. 18, No. 1, June

The Impact of Brexit on Central and Eastern European Security
1.Introduction: The Brexit process. Relevance for the European foreign and security policyThe article argues that security and defence cooperation is likely to remain fairly similar post-Brexit, based on the statements presented in the UK government's...
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EU-Financed Peripheral Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects and the White Elephant Syndrome: The Example of Rail Baltica
IntroductionThe process of political decision-making about carrying out projects with large socioeconomic impacts to society should be based on measurable and realistic visions and calculations of the costs and potential direct and indirect benefits...
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Fake News or Disinformation 2.0? Some Insights into Romanians' Digital Behaviour
1. Introduction. A New Communication EcosystemThe year 2016 will go down in history as the one when the Brexit referendum took place and Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States of America. Notably, right after the Brexit referendum,...
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Idiosyncrasies in the Negotiation of the EU Accession - Case of Romania
1. IntroductionThe decision-making process in foreign policy is an important area of research, since the manner decisions are made can determine different choices. Therefore, an actor can reach a different result depending on how the decision is made....
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Vol. 17, No. 2, December

Opposing the European Union or Looking for More Reforms: Different Facets of Euroscepticism in Estonia
IntroductionAnalysing the manifold facets of Euroscepticism in Estonia contributes to a better understanding of its role in the European Union (EU) as well as the country-specific interests at the European level. On the one hand, the influence of Eurosceptics...
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Export Performance of the Baltic States: The Effects of the Aid for Trade Initiative
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionTrade has always been accepted by economists as an engine for growth (Ekholm & Södersten, 2002; Freund & Bolaky, 2008). Trade can contribute to economic development, access to new technology,...
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Vol. 16, No. 4, December

Migration Drivers, the EU External Migration Policy and Crisis Management
The Mediterranean migration flows are not unexpected to migration experts. The upward trend of migration in all the corners of the world was predicted more than two decades ago (Castle and Miller, 1993). Demographers further warned about the flow from...
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The Lost and Forgotten Lesson of German Reunification and How It Can Relaunch the European Union Project
Long and medium term trends manifested within the European Union projectThe long term perspectiveThe European Union has been particularly affected by the economic crisis that began in 2008 but there is to mention that its contribution to growth (world...
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