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3 The accession pedagogy Enlargement from soft power to pedagogy When the Turkish foreign minister revealed his government’s desire to apply for membership of the European Economic Community on 14 April 1987 with letters hand-delivered to the Belgian foreign minister and president of the Community and to the president of European Commission, no one in his cabinet anticipated the post-1989 reterritorialisation in Europe (Keskin 2001). A little over a year earlier, in 1986, the Community had enlarged for the third time with the ac­ cessions of Spain and Portugal

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3 Child protection in Romania and European Union accession Romania in a way suffered a lot because of this ‘black sheep’ label because of the children’s situation, but in a way, Romania received so much financial support and assistance that now Romania is a model of how it has transformed and reformed its child protection. (Commission official) Introduction European Union (EU) leverage over the reform of child protection in Romania was unprecedented within the context of Eastern enlargement. The Romanian children’s case, including the issue of international

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2 European Union accession conditionality and human rights in Romania The Commission has no competence to monitor prisons in the Member States and then it starts becoming difficult if you start monitoring things externally for which you don’t have an internal mandate. And I know that Member State X can say ‘well Commission, why are you looking so strenuously into those prison conditions in these candidate countries when we are not really sure you should?’ (Commission official) Introduction The end of the Cold War afforded the former communist states with the

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