The European Union and the Wider Black Sea Region: Interests, Challenges and Opportunities

  • Odette Tomescu-HattoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


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.


EUROPEAN Union Organize Crime European Security European Neighborhood Policy Eastern Partnership 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Relations and Security Studies at Sciences Po ParisParisFrance

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