Beginning in the early 1990's, and coinciding with the current situation created in Europe by the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the changing circumstances within the world context, especially in the European ambit, have caused certain countries of Central and Eastern Europe (hereinafter "CEEC' s") to request accession to the European Union.
Eritja, Mar Campins and Rayo, Andreu Olesti
"The New Accessions To The European Union From The Central And Eastern Eurpoean Countries: The Strategy Of Accession And Its Implications On The Environmental European Community Policy,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 6
, Article 1.
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