NUPI Policy Brief

Reality check for the EU: The stand-off with Russia challenges the European Union in its fundaments

Published: 2 Jun 2015
Summary:

Russia’s military attacks in Ukraine are not only an assault on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of one of the European Union’s largest neighbours. They also impose multiple important challenges to the European Union (EU). Moscow has questioned the architecture, rules and institutions of the European post-Cold War security order and forces the EU to reconsider its external policies, particularly in its Eastern neighbourhood. Reactions of EU member governments, of certain political parties and media have exposed the EU’s vulnerability to Russian influence, which risks undermining the EU’s ability to forge an impactful approach to Russia and the EU’s eastern neighborhood.

  • Published year: 2015
  • Full version: Read here
  • Publisher: Norsk Utenrikspolitisk Institutt
  • Page count: 4
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Booklet: 14