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European Neighborhood Policy and Beyond the Priorities of the German EU Presidency
European Neighborhood Policy and Beyond the Priorities of the German EU Presidency

Author(s): Iris Kempe
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Eastern policy; German presidency; ENP Plus

Summary/Abstract: To react on the incentives from Eastern Europe Germany already on the eve of its presidency announced an ENP Plus and a new strategic framework for Russia and a European Strategy for Central Asia. During the first month of the German presidency current issues, such as the energy conflict between Minsk and Moscow and its political implications, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Munich Security Conference on 10 February 2007 confronted Berlin with pressure to react directly on behalf of the European Union. The first two months of the German presidency are perceived as a critical to the extent that Germany can fulfill the expectations of a European actor for a new Eastern policy.

  • Issue Year: XVI/2007
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 34-51
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English