Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

Building Border Regimes
Migration in the Neighbourhood Policy

Annegret Bendiek

Deutsche Fassung


The European Neighbourhood Policy, which is directed at its 16 neighbouring countries, is a very recent European foreign policy initiative. The Western Balkans and Turkey are covered by other EU programmes and are therefore not ENP partners. In the fields of Justice and Home affairs as well as migration, the European Union intends to use the ENP to establish a border regime based on three pillars: a) foreign policy, b) securing borders and c) maintaining standards of basic and human rights. Building a border regime requires that the EU and the ENP states, acting in a sense of joint ownership, regularly renegotiate and adjust the balance between corner-stones.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 285–296)