Eastern Enlargement of the European Union: Perspectives and Role of the East and West German Länder
In this study I focus on the latter aspect of Germany’s changing domestic context. Namely, I seek to analyze the ways in which the Länder, the German federal states, have contributed to the enlargement debate following such landmark events as unification and empowerment of the Länder in EU affairs through Article 23 of the Basic Law. More specifically, I investigate the different views between select original West German Länder and the new Länder that were recreated and incorporated into unified Germany in 1990 and I explore the impact of such divisions on the policymaking process.
Author: Vladimír Bilčík