Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

Neighbourhood in the Province
Enquiries in Western Ukraine

Alexei Sekarev

Deutsche Fassung


The European Neighbourhood Policy has special implications for borderlands of neighbouring countries. In the example of Ukraine, it has been shown that, in addition to the central government, regional and communal administrations, chambers of industry and commerce as well as non-governmental organisations must prove themselves capable of reforming, so as to boost competitiveness and make themselves fit for a sector-by-sector integration into the European Union’s internal market and for the adaptation of EU norms and standards. This policy offers a chance to modernise western Ukraine’s economy and administration.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 229–240)