Beyond EU Enlargement
Werner Weidenfeld (ed.): Beyond EU Enlargement, Strategy Paper,
Foundation Publishers, Gütersloh 2001,
Volume 1: Iris Kempe (ed.), The
Agenda of Direct Neighbourhood for Eastern Europe
Volume 2: Wim van Meurs (ed.), The
Agenda of Stabilisation for Southeastern Europe
Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova will be direct neighbours of the EU. The EU is trying to develop relations with these states on the basis of partnership and co-operation, while denying those countries prospects for accession. Because of continuous political instability, economic crises and weakness of civil society the future neighbouring countries constitute risks for security and stability for Europe as a whole, which have been underestimated so far. At the same time current EU policy bears the danger of excluding the future neighbouring states from the process of European stabilisation by creating new dividing lines.