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Therefore, I apologise for possible shortcomings and simpliﬁcations in some parts of the analysis. The ﬁrst part presents the conditions under which the countries of East Central Europe have deﬁned their new foreign policy identity. The context of EU and NATO enlargement is a central element to take into account, but the evolution of EU—Russia relations over the last 20 years should also be considered, and thus this part will deal with both of these topics. It is in this part that the foreign policy role of the countries under study will be identiﬁed.
As a reaction to this, the two movements united in a Human Rights Committee. The tensions between Slovenia and Yugoslavia grew particularly quickly. : 481–482). As a result, even the Communists ended up contributing to the radicalisation of the Slovene nation by introducing more democratic reforms. Then in April 1990, the ﬁrst multiparty election was allowed. These radical reforms were probably one of the reasons why the former Communists were so easily integrated into the independent Slovenia.
We conceive a foreign policy role as a social construction resulting from a certain coherence between the political identity and the historical identity. If a coherence between the two identity elements exists, then a foreign policy role is assigned to the country. However, this foreign policy role can evolve, as one cannot hinder the expression of various, sometimes competing foreign policy positions. If a foreign policy role is identiﬁed, then one can check if there the foreign policy behaviour is consistent with the foreign policy identities (developed in Part II).