The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

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This book explores the EUa€™s relations with its eastern neighbours. Based on extensive original research a€“ including surveys, focus-groups, a study of school essays and in-depth interviews with key people in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and in Brussels a€“ it assesses why the EUa€™s initiatives have received limited legitimacy in the neighbourhood. The European Neighbourhood Policy of 2004, and the subsequent Eastern Partnership of 2009 heralded a new form of relations with the EUa€™s neighbours a€“ partnership based on joint ownership and shared values a€“ which would complement if not entirely replace the EUa€™s traditional governance framework used for enlargement. These initiatives have, however, received a mixed response from the EUa€™s eastern neighbours. The book shows how the key elements of partnership have been forged mainly by the EU, rather than jointly, and examines the idea and application of external governance, and how this has been over-prescriptive and confusing.Partnership as an (involuntary) replacement of EU governance At theother end of the partnershipa€“governance nexus one can observe thereincarnation of partnership into an autonomous frameworkof cooperation, inEU relations with a#39; keyanbsp;...

Title:The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours
Author:Elena Korosteleva
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-05-15


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