European Integration in the Twenty-First Century provides a comprehensive overview of the many dimensions and challenges to the on-going European integration project. It employs a number of interdisciplinary perspectives to review processes of both unity and disunity providing the reader with a complete snapshot of contemporary European integration in its variety of settings.
Chapter 2: The EU and Eastern Europe: Diversity without Unity?
The aim of this chapter is to explore the challenges that are likely to confront the EU and its member states in their relations with eastern Europe over the next decade. The chapter begins with an overview of the now very different regions into which Eastern Europe has evolved, and then goes on to examine the preoccupations and capacities of the main western actors that are relevant to developments in the east. Part three will provide a sense of the key issues affecting the future development of EU-east European relations. The concluding part will look at the major choices facing the EU and its principal member states as they try ...