The European Neighbourhood Policy is a key part of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU), through which the EU works with its southern and eastern neighbours with a view to furthering its interests and achieving the closest possible degree of political association and economic integration. The policy is underpinned by a set of values and principles that the EU seeks to promote.
The European Neighbourhood Policy – Values and Principles carries out a legal analysis of the values and principles that form the basis for the European Neighbourhood Policy – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights (including the rights of minorities), plus the principles of conditionality, differentiation and coherence.
This collection explores the instruments that the EU has deployed under the European Neighbourhood Policy to spread its values and to achieve its interests. It assesses to what extent the EU has been (and is) consistent in upholding its values in its relations with neighbouring countries, and examines how these values have been received by these countries. The book looks in particular at the nature of EU-Russia relations, seeking to identify areas of common interest as well as those of actual and potential disagreement.
'…it presents different points of view on the value-based approach of the ENP and its implementation. This makes it a comprehensive instrument for analysing the implementation of EU values and principles in foreign relations…'
Anja Palm, Graduate of King’s College London and the University of Bologna
Part 1: EU Values and their Contestation 1. The Fluid Concept of ‘EU Values’ in the Neighbourhood: a Change of Paradigm from East to South? Nariné Ghazaryan 2. Promoting EU Values in the Neighborhood Through EU Financial Instruments and Restrictive Measures, Sara Poli 3. The Contestation of Values in the European Neighbourhood Policy: Challenges of Capacity, Consistency and Competition, Sieglinde Gstöhl Part 2: Techniques to Promote EU Values and Integration-oriented Agreements 4. The ENP and Multilateralism, Marise Cremona 5. EU Values in Integration oriented Agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, Roman Petrov Part 3: The EU Values in the EU-Russia Relations 6. Shared Values and Interests in the Conflictual Relationship between the EU and Russia, Paul Kalinichenko 7. ‘New Values’ for a New ‘Great Russia’, Elena Dundovich Part 4: The ENP and the Principle of Coherence 8. European Neighbourhood Policy’s Value Conditionality from Enlargements to Post-Crimea, Dimitry Kochenov and Elena Basheska 9. Exporting the Rule of Law to the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Reconciling Coherence and Differentiation, Peter Van Elsuwege and Olga Burlyuk