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Assessing The Impact Of European Integration On The Foreign Policy-Making In Central And Eastern Europe: The Cases Of Hungary, Romania, And Slovakia

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This paper discusses how the European integration influences the domestic structures and processes of foreign policy-making in the new member states from Central and Eastern Europe, namely in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. Previous studies on Europeanization of foreign policy provide for mixed evidences with regard to the real domestic impact of the EU. The research questions addressed in this paper are: to what extent does Europeanization cause institutional convergence in the new member states?, what role does domestic politics play as regard institutional adaptation? and what is the extent of internalization of EU's norms by national officials dealing with European affairs?

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