The silent Europeanization of the post-Soviet space

A. Strelkov

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The European Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership (EaP) heralded the willingness of the EU to create a comprehensive concept for developing relations with the post-Soviet states. The politics of Europeanization (the export of specific forms of the EU political organization) served as a basis for this concept. Liberalization of the visa regime, cooperation with the EU agencies, “Action plans”, adaptation of the acquis communautaire and financial aid, – all these elements are the instruments of Europeanization. The author comes to a conclusion that within the EaP framework, the acquis adaptation will be piecemeal, and Europeanization will be of a limited, “sectoral” character.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-58
Number of pages11
JournalWorld Economy and International Relations
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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