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

Laure Delcour

Fondation Maison des Sciences de L'Homme; Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS); College of Europe

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Delcour, Laure, The European Union: A Security Provider in the Eastern Neighbourhood? (2010). European Security, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 535-549, December 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1923717

Laure Delcour (Contact Author)

Fondation Maison des Sciences de L'Homme ( email )

Paris
France

Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS) ( email )

2 bis rue mercoeur
Paris, 75011
France

College of Europe ( email )

Dijver 11
B-8000 Brugge, Oost Vlanderen 10000
Belgium

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