Search: European Union,Ukraine,Eastern Partnership (12 materials)


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... caused by accusations of mutual election interference. These include security concerns and disputes revolving around NATO and European Union enlargement, Russian actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, as well as the nature of the conventional and nuclear arms race that has been escalating at least since the turn of the ... ... down trade and other sanctions that generally hurt all sides, even if unevenly? Given the negative Russian reaction to the EU Eastern Partnership, and the expansion of EU influence into post-Soviet states, including Ukraine and Belarus, what if EU took ...


Russia and the Visegrad Group: The Ukrainian Challenge

RIAC Report #22, 2015 The Eastern Partnership policy that triggered the Ukrainian crisis has provided ample opportunity to reflect on Russia–EU relations,... ... countries (also called the Visegrad Four or V4). The Visegrad Four have taken on responsibility for the eastward enlargement of the European Union having become its members. Authors: L. N. Shishelina, Dr. of History (Lead Author and Compiler); A. V. Drynochkin,...


“Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit

... or Moldova failed to understand the essence of the given fundamental disagreement over the priorities and benchmarks of the Eastern Partnership. First Yanukovich and then his successor entered into positional bargaining in an attempt to gain maximum assistance for minimum obligations. Lacking sufficient economic capabilities for really supporting Ukraine, the European Union put P. Poroshenko in essentially the same position as V. Yanukovich, plus the war and impending default, minus ...


European Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership Programme

... So this is probably the reason why there are misperceptions on the part of Russia and a lack of perception on the part of the European Union. The Eastern partnership programme has made a lot of noise lately, especially since the Vilnius summit November. During the Vilnius summit in November, Georgia and Moldova signed association agreements with the EU, while Ukraine did not. Is there a fundamental difference between these countries’ relations with Europe? Note that Georgia and ...


The Future of Eastern Partnership

... Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary * (* The views and opinions of the author do not represent the official position of Pázmány Péter Catholic University) How will the recent events impact the Eastern Partnership and relations between Ukraine and the EU? In my opinion, in terms of the European Union’s ‘Eastern policy’ the current situation is reminiscent of what happened in September 2008. At that time, immediately after the August war in Georgia, the European Union decided not to become involved in a direct confrontation ...


There will be no Cold War

... of East Central Europe. The Crimean adventure, seasoned with a large amount of the usual disinformation, has occasioned a huge rise in Putin’s popularity — much like the last time in Georgia. He now has the recipe. But the situation in Ukraine is bound to escalate. It will not come to a Cold War — but it looks like Putin is dead set on testing the limits. Follow me on Twitter @radnotiandras


Glory to Ukraine; Radek Sikorski for High Representative!

... Representative to forge, not just manage, the EU’s common foreign policy. The European Union needs a new face as its foreign policy chief. It needs to be someone... ... ashamed, or worse, afraid of geopolitics. Someone who will rethink and re-calibrate the Eastern Partnership, acknowledging its geopolitical nature. Someone who can make it... ... Supernak Fortunately, a change of EU leadership is looming this summer. Even more so, Ukraine’s crisis has been, to an extent, a foreign policy talent-show. A great...


Game not over: on Ukraine’s rebuff to the EU deal

It might seem that, Ukraine having decided not to sign a deal with the EU last week in Vilnius, the Union lost the integration contest to Russia. ... ... would have, had things gone another way. It has long been known that the talks between the EU and Ukraine should end at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, with the signing of a Free Trade and Association Agreement. It’s been known that ...


The Unhistorical Choice of Ukraine

Interview with Vladimir Chizhov As the Eastern Partnership Summit is approaching, discussions about the foreign political course of Ukraine and its relations with Russia and the European Union are intensifying. How will Kiev’s choice affect relations within the Russia – Ukraine – EU triangle? What is the future of the Eastern Partnership? We discussed these questions during the presentation of “Four Scenarios ...


Ukraine’s Choice and Russia’s Objections: DCFTA vs. Customs Union

... International Politics, Vol. 49, 4, pp. 418-433. [7] Veronika Movchan and Volodymyr Shportyuk: EU-Ukraine DCFTA: the Model for Eastern Partnership Regional Trade Cooperation. CASE Network Studies & Analyses No.445. Warsaw: CASE – Center for Social ... ... Available on-line: [8] Veronika Movchan and Ricardo Giucci: Quantitative Assessment of Ukraine’s Regional Integration Options: DCFTA with European Union vs. Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Berlin/Kyiv: Institute for Economic Research and Policy ...


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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