Dr Andriy TYUSHKA, Senior Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin, has just published a co-edited (with Prof. Tobias SCHUMACHER) volume with Routledge titled ‘The European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood: Whither “Eastern Partnership”?’.
This edited volume brings together some of the most important scholarly perspectives – in the form of both journal article reprints and original contributions – on the structure and dynamics of the EU’s multi-layered relations with its Eastern neighbours within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) framework and beyond.
The book opens with a foreword by Kathariná MATHERNOVÁ, Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission.
Structured around both enduring and emerging issues in the broader EU-Eastern neighbourhood framework, this book provides a retrospective analysis of key structural and relational challenges, unfolding regional dynamics, distinctive forms of bilateral/multilateral engagement, whilst also offering a critical perspective on the contested future relations between the EU and its Eastern neighbours. Looking backwards and providing a critical and thorough assessment of the first ten years of the EaP in practice, this book thinks forward and gauges its many potential future avenues. This comes at a crucial moment, as the EU and its six Eastern neighbours are in search of new and mutually acceptable forms of association, and has been published just a few weeks before the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Brussels on 15 December 2021.