The European Union and the Wider Black Sea Region: Interests, Challenges and Opportunities
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The enlargements of NATO and EU, the involvement of the North Atlantic Alliance in Afghanistan, the increasing dependence of EU energy securityon Russia and the focus on Caspian Sea as a potential alternative, have moved thecenter of gravity of European security towards South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia – three very sensitive areas in terms of soft and hard security. The paper discusses on the collective and individual security of EU members, which depends on a vast array of new threats and sources of instabilitythat rise from inside and around the Wider Black Sea Area.
KeywordsEUROPEAN Union Organize Crime European Security European Neighborhood Policy Eastern Partnership
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