The European Union s Fight Against Corruption

Author: Patrycja Szarek-Mason
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521113571
Format: PDF
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Analyses anti-corruption policy within EU Member States and the evolution of anti-corruption policy during the accession process.

Health Policy and European Union Enlargement

Author: Mckee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335226442
Format: PDF, ePub
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While there may be consensus on the broader issues of the core objectives of the health care system, expectations differ between EU countries, and European national policy-makers. This book seeks firstly to assess the impact of the enlargement process and then to analyse the challenges that lie ahead in the field of health and health policy.

European Arrest Warrant

Author: Libor Klimek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319073389
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines the European arrest warrant as a successful and effective instrument for judicial co-operation in criminal matters in the European Union. Providing comprehensive content and combining theoretical and practical aspects, it covers all of the major issues surrounding the European arrest warrant. The book analyses its genesis, main features, surrender procedure, case law, implementation and the latest developments. Instead of focusing solely on a criminal law approach, it also considers the subject from the perspective of European Union law and constitutional law.

Anti Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

Author: Jesper Johnsøn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784719714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European Commission and the UNDP to help governments in fragile states counter corruption, Jesper Johnsøn finds significant variance in strategic direction and common failures in implementation.

Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Luca Tomini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317566750
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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At first, it was believed that accession to the EU would have a positive effect on the process of democratization in former communist countries. However, over time it became clear that difficulties with the democratic system endured in a number of these countries. This book reconsiders the results of the process of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe and evaluates the nature and effectiveness of the Europeanization process. It comparatively explores the process of democratic consolidation and accession to the European Union in Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria. Using these case studies, the book assesses the impact of the EU on the accountability and integrity of governments in this part of Europe. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of democratization studies, European studies, EU studies, transition studies, area studies, and international relations.

Cross border Health Care in the European Union

Author: Matthias Wismar
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789289002219
Format: PDF, Docs
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Cross-border health care has become a much more prominent phenomenon in the European Union. When in need of medical treatment, patients increasingly act as informed consumers who claim the right to choose their own providers, including those beyond borders. This book explores such trends and also looks at the legal framework for cross-border care as well as examining some of the uncertainties surrounding it. After the adoption of the Directive on the application of patient rights in cross-border care, Member States will now have to start implementing these provisions. One of the challenges will be to see how various national practices related to access, benefits and tariffs, quality and safety, patient rights, cooperation etc. will be affected by these new rules. The information and analysis presented in the study can be of considerable use to policy-makers and those with an interest in key aspects of cross-border health care to accompany or follow this process.

The European Future of the Western Balkans

Author: Institute for Security Studies (Paris, France)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789291982264
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In June 2003 the EU-Western Balkans summit resulted in the Thessaloniki Declaration, affirming unequivocally that "the future of the Balkans is within the European Union". On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the declaration, and on the eve of Croatia's accession to the EU, this publication assesses the progress that the countries of the Western Balkans have made on the path to European integration in the past decade. It notes the positive momentum generated by the Thessaloniki Agenda but highlights the various challenges faced by both the EU and the countries of the region, ranging from security issues, the consolidation of democracy and the rule of law to economic development and regional cooperation. It also looks ahead and discusses foreseeable or desirable prospects for both sides.

Corruption and Conflicts of Interest

Author: Jean-Bernard Auby
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178100935X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As in all periods of swift economic development and political upheaval, our era of globalization has brought corruption and conflicts of interest into the spotlight. This comprehensive study highlights the difficulties of devising global legislative an

Shifting Obsessions

Author: Ivan Krastev
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789639241947
Format: PDF
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Annotation Rather than being a study of anti-corruption policies, this work looks at the politics of anti-corruption and their institutional motivations. Krastev argues that anti-corruption sentiments are not driven by the actual level of corruption but by general disappointment with liberal reforms that cause rising social inequality. In this collection of essays, the author makes the provocative argument that the current corruption-focused policies are doomed.