THE EU TOWARDS RUSSIA IN THE EASTERN NEIGHBOURHOOD – MISSING THE STRATEGIC VISION

The conflict in and around Ukraine has sparked once more countless debates regarding the EU’s best course of action regarding Russia, as well as regarding Moscow’s actions and behaviour. It is clear that the events that shocked the world in 2014 caught the EU completely unprepared and have undoubtedly left the EU-Russia relations under unprecedented strain. The EU has lacked strategic vision in the Eastern Partnership region and underestimated both the Kremlin’s endgame as well as the reasons behind Russia’s involvement and actions in Crimea.

The conflict in and around Ukraine has sparked once more countless debates regarding the EU’s best course of action regarding Russia, as well as regarding Moscow’s actions and behaviour. It is clear that the events that shocked the world in 2014 caught the EU completely unprepared and have undoubtedly left the EU-Russia relations under unprecedented strain. The EU has lacked strategic vision in the Eastern Partnership region and underestimated both the Kremlin’s endgame as well as the reasons behind Russia’s involvement and actions in Crimea.
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Loredana Maria Simionov

Loredana Simionov, PhD, is a researcher at the Centre for European Studies within Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. She has a PhD in Economics and International Affairs, having as main research interests the post-Soviet space, particularly Russian politics and society, the EU’s relations with Russia and the Eastern European neighbours. Furthermore, she has been involved in over 10 national and international research projects, both as a team member and as a coordinator.


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