Revising the European Neighborhood Policy in Light of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and the 2014 Ukraine Crisis

19. September 2016

Russian aggression has created new realities on the European continent to which the current European neighborhood framework is no longer ideally suited. A reviewed ENP and EaP should be at the heart of the EU’s foreign policy towards the Union’s immediate neighbors. A genuine commitment to the ENP by its EU members is needed in the face of Russian efforts to undermine the policy’s effectiveness. Preventing a further decline in the EU’s attractiveness and the ENP’s legitimacy by means of increasing differentiation among partners and providing an honest reassessment of priorities from its member states is paramount. The policy brief can be found here: enp_august_2016