• 13-March-2014

    English

    European Principles for Public Administration (SIGMA Paper No. 27, 1999)

    This SIGMA paper attempts to identify the standards to which EU candidate countries are expected to conform in order to align their public administrations with those of EU Member States.

  • 12-February-2014

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    Enlargement of the European Union: An Analysis of the Negotiations for Countries of the Western Balkans (SIGMA Paper No. 37, 2007)

    This paper analyses the negotiations which will take place with the six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and attempts to identify where the major problems are likely to lie. Also available in Albanian and Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian.

  • 12-February-2014

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    Rethinking Europe's Rule of Law and Enlargement Agenda (SIGMA Paper No. 49, 2012)

    This Paper discusses how EU member states and candidate countries define and implement what is referred to as the “Rule of Law”. In doing so, it identifies the existence of a fundamental dilemma between the need for more ambition in promoting the “Rule of Law” and the need for more restraint in the claims made on behalf of “Rule of Law” assessment and assistance.

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  • 29-August-2013

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    Efficiency and Legality in the Performance of the Public Administration (SIGMA, March 2009)

    This paper considers the promotion of efficiency and the respect for legality, two of the most important principles for those engaged in the study of public administration, those in charge of policies related to its reform, those who have responsibilities in the management of public services, and those employed in these services.

  • 31-December-2005

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    The Preparation of Countries in South East Europe for Integration into the European Union (Alan Mayhew, 2005)

    As the countries of the Western Balkans are at different stages of integration into the European Union, this paper deals with both the institutional consequences of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU and the preparations for accession negotiations.

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