Implementation of the Aquis as the most important part in further integration phases of Montenegro

Abstract

Enlargement policy is one of the most successful policies of the European Union, which is confirmed by the results achieved in the last years. "Enlargement represents one of the most powerful instruments of the EU policies"-as said in the EC document on the enlargement strategy (European Commission, 2008/2009).The fifth enlargement (10+2) was the milestone in the unification of Europe, fifteen years after the Cold War was over. It has brought greater economic prosperity for all the citizens in the EO, and it made Europe a stronger player in the global economy, by deepening economic integration and encouraging competitiveness. The enlarged EU has become the largest integrated economic area in the world, covering 30% of the world GDP and morethan 17% of the world trade (excluding internal trade flows).

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