1st Edition

The European Union’s Broader Neighbourhood Challenges and opportunities for cooperation beyond the European Neighbourhood Policy

Edited By Sieglinde Gstöhl, Erwan Lannon Copyright 2015
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the past decade the European Union (EU) has gradually developed the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) with its neighbours. At the same time, the ‘neighbours of the EU’s neighbours’ have presented new challenges.

    This book addresses the EU’s broader neighbourhood, comprising of the ENP countries and the neighbours of its neighbours. With specific focus on Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, it discusses trans-regional policy issues that arise from the EU’s relations with regions beyond the ENP. Based on an interdisciplinary, policy-oriented approach, this volume explores major political, legal, security and socio-economic challenges and identifies opportunities for cooperation across the EU’s broader neighbourhood.

    This book will be of interest to students, experts and scholars interested in EU affairs and politics, international relations, EU and international law, diplomacy and area studies.

    Introduction: Building Bridges between the EU’s Immediate and Broader Neighbourhood Sieglinde Gstöhl & Erwan Lannon Part I: Political, Legal and Security Challenges 1. The Externalization of Border Controls towards the EU’s Broader Neighbourhood: Challenges of Consistency Valeria Bonavita 2. The European Union and the Challenges of Trans-Saharan Migration Sarah Wolff 3. The EU and the Neighbours of its Neighbours: Security Challenges and Strategic Roles Alyson JK Bailes & Pál Dunay 4. The Fight against Terrorism in the EU’s Broader Neighbourhood Gilles de Kerchove & Christiane Höhn Part II: Economic and Societal Challenges 5. EU Trade Relations beyond the ‘Neighbourhood Economic Community’ Sieglinde Gstöhl 6. The EU and State Fragility in its Broader Neighbourhood: Development Cooperation in the Name of the ‘Security-Politics-Development Nexus’ Tressia Hobeika 7. ‘Gendering the Neighbours’: The European Union’s Policies on Gender and Equality in Saharan Africa and Central Asia Zuhal Yeşilyurt Gündüz 8. The Limits of EU Democracy Support: Central Asia and the Gulf Cooperation Council Richard Youngs & Alexander Warkotsch  Part III: Opportunities for Connecting the Neighbours’ Neighbours  9. Building, Bridging, Blocking: The EU’s Approach towards Sub-regional Integration in its Broader Neighbourhood Maud Fichet, Enrique Ibáñez & Veronika Orbetsova 10. Financing Investments Connecting the Neighbours of the EU’s Neighbours Alessandro Carano 11. Geopolitics vs. Governance in the European Union’s Energy Cooperation with its Broader Neighbourhood Johannes Theiss 12. Challenges and Opportunities related to Transboundary Waters in the EU’s Broader Neighbourhood Anders Jägerskog Conclusion: Lessons and Policy Proposals Erwan Lannon


    Sieglinde Gstöhl is Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges.

    Erwan Lannon is Professor in European Law at the Faculty of Law of Ghent University and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges and Natolin).