The EU’s Actorness in the Eastern Neighbourhood

  • Teodor Lucian MogaEmail author
  • Lucian-Dumitru Dîrdală


This chapter argues that the European Union’s (EU’s) actorness has not succeeded to exercise transformative power and resilience-building at its full potential in the Eastern neighbourhood, owing to both internal and external limitations. Domestically, the post-Soviet space appears to have gradually lost its appeal among the EU member states, while the European institutions seem now much more focused on solving internal systemic challenges. Externally, Russia’s counteractions to block the aspirations of the former Soviet states to further integrate into the EU cooperation frameworks have thwarted the Union’s policy agenda towards its neighbours and pushed it, in turn, to act cautiously in the region.


European Union Actorness Eastern neighbourhood European Neighbourhood Policy Eastern Partnership Resilience 


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  1. 1.Centre for European Studies, Faculty of LawAlexandru Ioan Cuza University of IasiIasiRomania

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