THE EUROPEAN UNION’S SOFT POWER: THE ENLARGEMENT PROCESS AND THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

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Nikola Petrovski

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The primary motive of this research is the specific form of soft power the EU uses in its policy, especially the enlargement policy. Thus, over comprehensive analyze of its policy, researching the previous experiences in this field, the ongoing process with the candidate members, and using the method of case study with the Republic of Macedonia in particular, we can see closer how the soft power works in this part of its policy and in which forms it is expressed. According to the research and the results, we could see the differences between the other power of the EU used in its policy and the specific form of soft power used in the Enlargement policy. This type of power is collocated of various elements such as Copenhagen criteria, progress reports, and for the very first in the case with the Republic of Macedonia is launched the High-Level Accession Dialogue. Despite the complicated process and endless framework followed by the slow development in the state policy, the survey results with positive public opinion on the sole enlargement process and the EU membership.

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Petrovski, N. . (2020). THE EUROPEAN UNION’S SOFT POWER: THE ENLARGEMENT PROCESS AND THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 1(1). Retrieved from https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/article/view/10
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Nikola Petrovski, Law Faculty, University St. Clement of Ohrid - Bitola

Nikola Petrovski works as an associate at the Law Faculty, University St. Clement of Ohrid - Bitola, while giving exercises and tutorials to the Law faculty students on the following subject: The Political System and Law of the European Union, Public International Law, and Rhetoric and Law. Graduated in 2012 at the Law Faculty, St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola, with final diploma work on the following topic: The individual liberty as a fundamental principle of the modern constitutional and political thought of the USA and earned his MA degree in International law, in 2015 with the thesis: Operationalization of the soft power of the EU in context of the EU Enlargement policy. He is a National Coordinator at European Students For Liberty in the Republic of Macedonia.

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