Reasons and prospects of EU crisis management in the ” Eastern neighbourhood” of the Union. ”Eastern neighbourhood”: Strategic regions on the Eastern flank of the Union Black Sea region Southern Caucasus Eastern European security perimeter of the Union
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”Eastern neighbourhood”: Strategic regions on the Eastern flank of the Union
Eastern European security perimeter of the Union
Similarly to the Balkans: area of primary European responsibility for security, democratisation and stabilisation
Reasons for EU interests in its Eastern neighbourhood
European Security Strategy (2003): the EU ”surrounded by well governed states” = “European zone of peace and stability”.
Protracted conflicts in the Eastern neighbourhood as sustained sources of insecurity and instability – Transdnistria, South-Ossetia, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabah
European method of pacification (absorption + transformation): NOT applicable without the prospect of EU membership
If not through inclusion into the Union, then by means of conflict resolution = engagement in crisis management and structural prevention outside the EU
European lessons from the resolution and supervision of conflict settlements in the Balkans:
“Frozen” separatist and ethnic conflicts in the Eastern neighbouhood of the EU: