Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2007

In Osteuropa 2-3/2007

Between Aspirations and Reality
The European Neighbourhood Policy

Iris Kempe

Deutsche Fassung


In the European Neighbourhood Policy, the European Union is pursuing a lofty aim. It wants to create a ring of friendly states from the Barents Sea to the Mediterranean and thus guarantee security and stability beyond the EU’s external borders. The new offers of cooperation embrace numerous fields of policy, but exclude accession to the European Union. The ENP is therefore marginally suitable to creating security and stability in bordering states.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2007, pp. 57–68)