UDC 332.1(4-672EU) 339.923:061.1EU
Biblid: 1451-3188, 16 (2017)
Vol. 17, No 59, pp. 150-169

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Mudrinić Ljiljana M. (Универзитет „Џон Незбит“, Београд), mudrinic.ljiljana243@gmail.com

The paper discusses the political, legal and economic aspects of regional policy and regionalization in the context of the European Union and the regional reorganization of regionalism in modern states, which in the conditions of globalization processes redefine sovereignty of States Contemporary. The regionalization as the process of establishing the administrative, legal and political unit includes decentralization and the implementation of the principle of subsidiarity, and encourages balanced socio-economic development. The breakdown mentioned aspects aims at understanding the meaning, knowledge of the characteristics and the political, cultural, historical and socio-economic context of regionalism as a prerequisite for a rational understanding of the problems of regional development. Regional Policy of the European Union, although one of the oldest common policies, is the policy that the Western Balkan countries slowly followed, and in this area have done the least. The aim of the regionalization process which has spread over Europe to harmonize legal standards that would turn helped the integration processes in transitional Europe. To this end, there are legal, institutional and financial instruments of support. Throughout Europe, there are regional units of different sizes and varying in legal status and unambiguously regulated by the processes of deconcentration and decentralization of power. While the European Union has established a legal framework, however, the general formula for the European regional policy and standard form, European traditions and European legal practice does not recognize.

Keywords: regional policy, regionalization, decentralization, deconcentration, the European Union