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29 March 2005
The main body of the article deals with EU’s internal and external border policies and the dilemmas and points of friction between the insiders, soon-to-be insiders and outsiders of the EU. Grabbe highlights the fact that EU’s border policies have major security implications for eastern Europe: disruption of bilateral relationships, transboundary cooperation and regional economic integration could have dramatic consequences for the development of EU’s neighbour states. There have already been signs of growing dissatisfaction of the outsider states whose political leaders have claimed that the EU is replacing the Iron Curtain with a paper curtain.