Posts Tagged ‹EU neighbourhood

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

‘Backseat Driving’: European Institutions and Crisis Management in Moldova

Abstract: In discussing the international relations of the European Union, it has been suggested that the European Commission is the ‘backseat driver’ of European foreign policy, while the intergovernmental Council plays the primary role.  This paper argues that the crossover between competencies is a result of functional ‘spillover,’ particularly as...
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Challenges at EU’s New Eastern Frontier Twenty Years after USSR’s Fall

Abstract. The paper is an attempt to identify main challenges of the EU and of EU’s eastern neighbours generated by EU’s enlargement in 2007, that resulted in the shift of frontiers eastwards. The paper finds that the present EU eastern frontier is placed in an area where countries in between...

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