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The EU treaty-making competence in relation to Kosovo

Albin, Magdalena LU (2012) JURM01 20121
Department of Law
Abstract (Swedish)
Stabiliserings- och associeringsprocessen är EU:s politiska ramverk för länderna på västra Balkan. EU anser att regionen har en framtid inom unionen och sju av länderna i regionen anses vara potentiella kandidater för EU-medlemskap. Det mest centrala instrumentet är ett så kallat associerings- och stabiliseringsavtal, vilket EU och dess medlemsstater har upprättat med samtliga av de berörda länderna på västra Balkan, utom i fallet med Kosovo.

Sett i ljuset av avsaknaden av kontraktsmässiga relationer med Kosovo i formen av ett stabiliserings- och associeringsavtal, avser förevarande uppsats att undersöka huruvida detta är ett resultat av att EU inte är behörig. Syftet är även att se vilka effekter detta får för EU i allmänhet och i... (More)
Stabiliserings- och associeringsprocessen är EU:s politiska ramverk för länderna på västra Balkan. EU anser att regionen har en framtid inom unionen och sju av länderna i regionen anses vara potentiella kandidater för EU-medlemskap. Det mest centrala instrumentet är ett så kallat associerings- och stabiliseringsavtal, vilket EU och dess medlemsstater har upprättat med samtliga av de berörda länderna på västra Balkan, utom i fallet med Kosovo.

Sett i ljuset av avsaknaden av kontraktsmässiga relationer med Kosovo i formen av ett stabiliserings- och associeringsavtal, avser förevarande uppsats att undersöka huruvida detta är ett resultat av att EU inte är behörig. Syftet är även att se vilka effekter detta får för EU i allmänhet och i dess relationer med Kosovo.

Genom ledning av grundläggande principer i internationell institutionell rätt samt av relevant EU-rätt går det att konstatera att det finns rättslig grund för upprättandet av ett stabiliserings- och associeringsavtal med Kosovo. Dock skulle ett praktiskt genomförande av en sådan handling till viss del motarbetas av faktorer som inte i direkt mening går att hänföra till avtalet som sådant. (Less)
Abstract
The Stabilisation and Association Process is the pre-accession policy of the EU which applies to its relations with the Western Balkans. The EU considers that the future of the region is within the Union, and seven countries have been given the prospect of full accession, i.e. EU membership. The most prominent feature in this regard is the establishment of contractual relations in the form of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement. So far, the EU and its Member States have on their part concluded a SAA with each one of the Western Balkan states within the SAP, except in the case of Kosovo.

In the light of these developments, this thesis seeks to explore whether the lack of contractual relations with Kosovo corresponds to a lack of... (More)
The Stabilisation and Association Process is the pre-accession policy of the EU which applies to its relations with the Western Balkans. The EU considers that the future of the region is within the Union, and seven countries have been given the prospect of full accession, i.e. EU membership. The most prominent feature in this regard is the establishment of contractual relations in the form of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement. So far, the EU and its Member States have on their part concluded a SAA with each one of the Western Balkan states within the SAP, except in the case of Kosovo.

In the light of these developments, this thesis seeks to explore whether the lack of contractual relations with Kosovo corresponds to a lack of competence on the EU´s part. In addition, it is also the aim to see what practical implications this brings to EU-Kosovo relations.

With the guidance of foundational principles of international institutional law as well as EU law and practice, the conclusion is that there is a legal basis for the establishment of a SAA with Kosovo. Despite the fact that the formal requirements for such an arrangement are fulfilled, the execution of it is affected by factors beyond its legal scope. (Less)
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Albin, Magdalena LU
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JURM01 20121
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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EU law, international institutional law, Stabilisationa and Association Agreement, Stabilisation and Association Process, Kosovo, Western Balkan
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English
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2440837
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2012-08-31 14:13:50
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  abstract     = {The Stabilisation and Association Process is the pre-accession policy of the EU which applies to its relations with the Western Balkans. The EU considers that the future of the region is within the Union, and seven countries have been given the prospect of full accession, i.e. EU membership. The most prominent feature in this regard is the establishment of contractual relations in the form of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement. So far, the EU and its Member States have on their part concluded a SAA with each one of the Western Balkan states within the SAP, except in the case of Kosovo. 

In the light of these developments, this thesis seeks to explore whether the lack of contractual relations with Kosovo corresponds to a lack of competence on the EU´s part. In addition, it is also the aim to see what practical implications this brings to EU-Kosovo relations. 

With the guidance of foundational principles of international institutional law as well as EU law and practice, the conclusion is that there is a legal basis for the establishment of a SAA with Kosovo. Despite the fact that the formal requirements for such an arrangement are fulfilled, the execution of it is affected by factors beyond its legal scope.},
  author       = {Albin, Magdalena},
  keyword      = {EU law,international institutional law,Stabilisationa and Association Agreement,Stabilisation and Association Process,Kosovo,Western Balkan},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The EU treaty-making competence in relation to Kosovo},
  year         = {2012},
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