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Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

04.06.07: Grünes Licht für Assoziierungsverhandlungen mit Serbien - 0 views

  • Die Kommission hat ihre Zustimmung für die Wiederaufnahme der Gespräche mit Serbien über einen Stabilisierungs- und Assoziierungsvertrag (SAA) gegeben. In dieser Woche wird in Belgrad der Besuch der Chefanklägerin des Internationalen Gerichthofs für Kriegsverbrechen, Carla del Ponte, erwartet.
  • Die Ankündigung des Kommissars für Erweiterung, Olli Rehn, dass Gespräche mit Serbien wieder eröffnet würden, erfolgte nach der Verhaftung des mutmaßlichen Kriegsverbrechers Zdravko Tolimir am 31. Mai 2007 (EurActiv 31. Mai 2007). Tolimir, einer der engsten Militärberater des Generals Ratko Mladic, wurde dem Internationaler Strafgerichtshof für das ehemalige Jugoslawien (ICTY) in Den Haag übergeben.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

EurActiv.com - Green light for EU-Serbia 'association' talks | EU - European Informatio... - 0 views

  • The announcement by Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn that talks will be reopened with Serbia follows the arrest of alleged war criminal Zdravko Tolimir on 31 May 2007 (see EurActiv 31/05/07). Tolimir, a senior military aid to General Mladic, was handed over to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. 
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

25.10.2006: German parliament demands safeguards against Bulgaria and Romania - 0 views

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    The German parliament is set to demand the triggering of safeguards against Romania and Bulgaria immediately upon EU accession in January, in a move likely to further deteriorate the political climate surrounding enlargement.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

18.10.2006: Auch nach Beitritt Kontrolle Bulgariens und Rumäniens - 0 views

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    EU foreign ministers have formally endorsed the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the bloc in 2007 - but the slow entry preparations of the two countries has prompted the EU to draw lessons for future enlargements of the bloc. [...]
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

24.10.2006: Bosnia (BiH) urged to restart reforms after elections - 0 views

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    "The reform process came to a standstill before the elections.The reform process howevermust be restarted not next month, not in January, but now," the UN and the EU's Bosnia envoy Christian Schwarz-Schilling said.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

23.10.2006: Euractiv.com dossier "Constitutional Treaty and enlargement" - 0 views

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    Background, issues, positions and some very useful links concerning the discussion about the so called absorption capacity of the EU.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

25.10.2006: Bulgaria's Elections and its E.U. Accession'' - 0 views

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    Broad analysis of the situation in Bulgaria during the presidential elections and before it's accession to the EU on Januar 1st 2007.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

26.10.2006: Interview with EP-rapporteur: The EU's integration capacity - 0 views

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    Talking to EurActiv, Alexander Stubb MEP, gives his opinion on "enlargement capacity". Stubb is rapporteur to the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional affairs, which is to draft a report on the "institutional aspects of the EU's capacity to i
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

29.10.2006: Referendum Serbia - 0 views

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    It seems like the referendum on the new Serbian constitution succeeded. The two-day period of voting, all the calls for a 'yes' vote, the exclusion of Kosovo Albanians from voting lists, the showing of 'patriotic' movies in Serbian media worked, not-so-su
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

30.10.2006: Macedonia asking for a date for starting accession talks - 0 views

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    We are asking for a date [for starting accession talks], because being a candidate country without a date is like arranging a wedding without music and so we can not start with the wedding," foreign minister Antonio Milososki explained.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

27.10.2006: Bundestag stimmt Beitritt Rumäniens und Bulgariens zu - 0 views

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    Am 26. Oktober hat der Deutsche Bundestag mit einer überwältigenden Mehrheit, 529 von 551 Stimmen, dem Beitritt Rumäniens und Bulgariens zur EU zugestimmt. Der Bundestag forderte zudem die Bundesregierung auf, Druck auf die Kommission auszuüben, schon
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

25.09.2006 Barroso: EU expansion to freeze after Romania and Bulgaria - 0 views

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    Croatia can only enter the EU when the union has a new treaty, European Commission president Barroso has said, refocusing Brussels' agenda on the "increasingly pressing" constitutional deadlock. [...]
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

26.09.2006: Bulgaria and Romania will enter on 01.01.2007 but with tough monitoring sys... - 0 views

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    Sofia and Bucharest on Tuesday (26 September) received the long awaited go-ahead from the European Commission to enter the EU as planned on 1 January 2007. But both countries need to demonstrate progress in the most problematic areas - reform of the jud
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

29.09.2006: Pause in enlargement and its implications - 0 views

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    José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, clearly indicated that the fifth enlargement since 1957 might have to be the last for a long time. An "institutional settlement" must now precede any further increase in EU membership, Barroso s
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

06.10.2006: Results of elections in Bosnia-Hercegovina - 0 views

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    The fifth postwar general election has brought around 53 percent of voters to the polls. [...] This election has proved the constitutional structure's highly negative impact on the voting system.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

17.10.2006: EU fordert Einigung in Zypern-Frage - 0 views

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    Die EU hat den Druck auf die Türkei und Zypern erhöht, Bewegung in die Verhandlungen über ihre Beziehungen zu bringen und eine Lösung zu finden. Dies ist entscheidend dafür, zu welchem Schluss die Kommission bezüglich der EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen m
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

18.10.2006: SAA-Gespräche zwischen EU und Serbien ausgesetzt - 0 views

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    Die Auslieferung des mutmaßlichen Kriegsverbrechers Ratko Mladic an den Internationalen Strafgerichtshof in Den Haag sei "ausschlaggebend" für die Fortsetzung der vorläufig auf Eis gelegten Verhandlungen mit Serbien, so die finnische Ratspräsidentscha
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

01.10.2006: PR drive on EU enlargement - 0 views

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    The European Commission is next month set to call upon EU leaders to launch a "major communication effort" on enlargement - but Brussels itself is struggling to find the right wording to convey the bloc's expansion more positively.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

19.10.2006: EU-Turkey negotiations are heading for a stalemate - 0 views

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    EU-Turkey negotiations have hit a wall. A solution for the Cyprus issue appear to remain out of reach. Comments by Barroso have added to the sombre mood around the upcoming progress report.
Prof. Dr  Wolfgang Schumann

22.09.2006: Pristina welcomes Contact Group's statement - 0 views

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    Kosovo's leadership welcomed on Thursday the Contact Group's stated commitment to achieving a negotiated solution to the province's status issue by the end of the year. [...]
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