Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

The EEC’s Yugoslav Policy in Cold War Europe, 1968-1980

Authors: Zaccaria, Benedetto

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  • Focuses on the relationship between the European Economic Community (EEC) and Yugoslavia in the crucial decade of the 1970s
  • Demonstrates that relations between the EEC and Yugoslavia were grounded on a political rationale linked to the evolution of the Cold War in Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Offers important contributions in the fields of the Cold War, European Integration History, History of Yugoslavia and Balkan International Affairs
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The disintegration of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s is often described as the starting-point of the EEC/EU involvement in Western Balkan politics, as if no political relations had developed between the EEC and Yugoslavia during the Cold War era. Instead, this book shows that the origin of EEC-Yugoslav relations must be placed in the crucial decade of the 1970s. Contrary to received opinion, this work demonstrates that relations between the EEC and Yugoslavia were grounded on a strong political rationale which was closely linked to the evolution of the Cold War in Europe and the Mediterranean. The main argument is that relations between the two parties were primarily influenced by the need to prevent the expansion of Soviet influence in the Balkans and to foster détente in Europe.

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Benedetto Zaccaria is Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute, Italy.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The EEC’s Yugoslav Policy in Cold War Europe, 1968-1980
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57978-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57978-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57977-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
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