Cover Osteuropa 9-10/2014

In Osteuropa 9-10/2014

Overextension and Disinterest
The European Union, the Neighbourhood, and Ukraine

Thomas Vogel

Deutsche Fassung


The conflict between the West and Russia is also a crisis in European foreign and security policy. Disagreement and disinterest among the member states, turf wars within European Union institutions, and the long processes of coordination between Brussels and the national capitals have encouraged this crisis. To date, there has been no open, comprehensive assessment of the internal mistakes made over the past year. Such a study would be a prerequisite for a new European Ostpolitik that includes all of the countries in the neighbourhood as well as Russia.

(Osteuropa 9-10/2014, pp. 51–66)