The Role of the European Union in Secessionist Conflicts

Cédric Lombaerts

Secession in a EU context analysed from a multilevel governance unravels that there is in fact room EU interference in secessionist conflicts. Nevertheless, a balance should be struck between such commitment and restraint in respect of Member State autonomy. Through creative and pragmatic conflict-resolution the EU can and should conjure the political courage to find the limits of potential commitment. To better accommodate such a role, the TEU ought to be adapted.

ISSN: 2036-5438
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