The European Union: A Security Provider in the Eastern Neighbourhood?
European Security, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 535-549, December 2010
16 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2011 Last revised: 9 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2010
This article analyses the extent to which and the way in which the European Union has acted as a security provider in its eastern vicinity since the European Neighbourhood Policy was launched. The EU’s capacity to emerge as a security provider and the approaches developed in this purpose are gauged against three major EU objectives in the eastern neighbourhood : conflict resolution, control of migration flows and good governance. The article sustains that EU efforts to reach objectives which it considers important for regional security are undermined by a lack of coherence in policy implementation across the eastern neighbourhood.
Keywords: European Neighbourhood Policy, regional security, coherence
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