Project Description

After the European Neighborhood Policy; What Next?

A case study of Ukraine and Moldova

ABSTRACT

The thesis seeks to examine the dynamism of the EU’s border via the policy dimension of the European Neighborhood Policy through the periscope of two ENP members-Ukraine and Moldova.
After the era of the iron curtain, several questions and debates have emerged about the limits of Europe or where does Europe begin from and where does it end? The debates are ongoing with the introduction of the Barcelona Process (Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, EMP), Eastern enlargement, Schengen Agreements and now the era of the European Neigbourhood Policy (ENP). A critical overview of the ENP might be considered as a probation process for enlargement although it is not legally stated in the pillars of the ENP but it is disguised. Another thought might be a process of regrouping and a resurgence of an empire, coordinated by the European Union; a design targeted at boosting Europe’s place in global politics. If these statements are more than a layman submission, then the research seeks to analyze the debodering and rebordering process in line with the view of Europe as an experience, institution and structural body. Ukraine and Moldova as a member of the ENP would be used as a case study to investigate the policy outlook and dimension of the ENP.