Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

The Border Which Doesn’t Want to Be
Exclusion and Inclusion on the Eastern Border

Steffi Franke

Deutsche Fassung


People from the borderlands are warning that new barriers are being established on the European Union’s eastern border. Cross-border cooperation is important in countering this. Borders do not necessarily have to be mean exclusion. Developments on the Polish sector of the EU’s new external border show this. The contradictions of this border concept are reflected in the neighbourhood programme. The simultaneity of apparently incompatible practices, which in turn give rise to new room for manoeuvre, is typical.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 145–158)