Cover Osteuropa 2/2008

In Osteuropa 2/2008

The Baltic Countries, Russia, and the European Union
Bilateral Problems as European Challenges

Iris Kempe

Deutsche Fassung


Relations between Russia and its Baltic neighbours are marked by distrust. The reasons are differing interpretations of history and the Russian-speaking minority. Since the accession of the Baltic countries to the European Union, these bilateral issues have become EU matters. The Baltic states face the challenge of using their ex-posed position constructively for a common EU Russia policy.

(Osteuropa 2/2008, pp. 53–64)