The EU can do little to achieve its policy objectives in its Eastern neighbourhood without facing the issue of secessionist conflicts 다운로드. This paper deals with EU policy towards Georgia and the secessionist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. It discusses the reasons for and constraints on EU policies, their effects and perception in the secessionist entities 다운로드. The paper concludes with recommendations on how the EU can contribute to conflict resolution in Georgia through a greater inclusion of the conflict regions into the European Neighbourhood Policy 다운로드.
Popescu, N. (2007). Europe’s Unrecognised Neighbours: The EU in Abkhazia and South Ossetia (No. 260). CEPS.
This background brief examines the relations between the EU and its eastern neighbours through a case study of Georgia. The EU – Georgia relationship is fraught with asymmetric expectations – Georgia has been more than won over as part of the EU’s ‘ring of friends’, evident in how its leaders and people have expressed a desire to join the EU 다운로드. However there is currently little if any reciprocal desire on the EU’s part, and understandably so, given the persistence of Georgia’s territorial conflicts 다운로드.
Loke, H. Y. (2011). Of neighbours, partners and EU aspirants: the case of EU-Georgia relations since the 2003 Rose Revolution 다운로드. EU Centre Background Brief No. 5, September 2011.