Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

The Phantom Carrot
A Flaw in the ENP’s Construction

Clara M. O'Donnell, Richard G. Whitman

Deutsche Fassung


The European Union seeks to spread stability, democracy, rule of law and market economics to the states along its external borders. To encourage the neighbouring states to reform, the EU is offering a number of incentives via the European Neighbourhood Policy. These, however, are far from enough. The only leverage for reform which could work would be the prospect of EU membership. The EU, however, has of yet been unable to make this decision. Thus Ukraine, for example, is chasing a phantom.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 95–104)