European Union's Values - Balkans' Values. Case Study: Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
The European treaties allowed the European Union to be seen more as a political and economic area and less as a space with a common culture and values. However, in order to become a member state of this community, every country should respect such values as democracy, the rule of law, individual freedom and the market economy principles. Now, according to article 2 of the Treaty of European Union, the EU values are established and they are granted the binding force of the law. Therefore, ‘the Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. These values are common to the Member States ...'. That is why values are at the heart of the European project. Croatia and the fYRoM have a special status - candidate countries of the EU, but in order to become member states they have to reach the same values as the EU27. In our study we will find out which the European values are and we will try to determine how the people from the Balkan countries - Croatia and fYRoM - are aware them. We will continue to see, based on the Eurobarometers results, what the EU represents for them, in terms of values. For this reason, we will put together the items obtained in the last years and we will see in the end if the Western Balkan citizens are ready to become EU citizens.
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