13 Jan 2012

Eastern Partnership: Still a missing link in EU strategy?

Andrey Makarychev / Andrey Deviatkov


In their assessment of the state of the Eastern Partnership, as the Polish Presidency of the EU Council drew to a close at the end of 2011, two Russian policy specialists describe the initiative as an experimental EU project that, as demonstrated by other similar initiatives launched by the EU (Northern Dimension and the Barcelona Process), will most likely undergo serious institutional transmutation. For a variety of reasons, however, they found that none of the major actors was either willing or capable of making radical moves at this time.

Andrey Makarychev is at the Free University, Berlin and Andrey Deviatkov, the Tiumen State University, Russia.