The EU in a Trans-European Space

External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East

  • Serena Giusti
  • Irina Mirkina

About this book


This book examines political, social, and economic interactions in highly interconnected areas, stretching from Europe to Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, labelled as Trans-Europe. The first part of the book focuses on the interests of several leading actors in Trans-Europe. The second part deals with the actions of national actors trying to compete with the EU influence in their shared neighbourhood. The third part studies cross-border issues, such as economic dynamics, migration flows and energy markets in the Trans-European space.

Serena Giusti is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International Political Studies in Milan, Italy.

Irina Mirkina is Senior Data Scientist at Stena Rederi in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also Affiliated Researcher at the Department of Economics at Lund University, Sweden.


regionalism European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) European Global Strategy (EUGS) Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) Russia's foreign policy China's foreign policy Turkey's foreign policy Ankara Agreement Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy critical geopolitics Arab Spring nuclear negotiations Iran's foreign policy Iranian revlution EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) securitization terrorism international trade migration energy security

Editors and affiliations

  • Serena Giusti
    • 1
  • Irina Mirkina
    • 2
  1. 1.Sant’Anna School of Advanced StudiesPisaItaly
  2. 2.Lund UniversityLundSweden

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