An Argument for Closer Cooperation between the European Union and the Council of Europe in the Field of EU Enlargement Regulation

Dimitry Kochenov
2006 Croatian Yearbook of European Law & Policy  
Judging by the Copenhagen-related documents that regulated the preparation of the 5 th enlargement of the European Union, the role played by the Council of Europe in the pre-accession was only minimal. This paper poses a question whether it would be benefi cial to continue regulating enlargements along the same line. Alternatively to the presently adopted practice, the Council of Europe, which has its own effective system of human rights protection monitoring, might be invited to play a more
more » ... d to play a more active role in the preparation of the enlargements to come, which would make the application of the principle of conditionality more effective. Such a development would be in line with the recent moves towards closer cooperation between the two organisations
doi:10.3935/cyelp.02.2006.22 fatcat:tandsbknivhodb4rxdangw5dou