The European Union’s ‘Ideal Self’ in the Post-Soviet space
journal contributionposted on 2018-07-20, 13:09 authored by Cristian NitoiuCristian Nitoiu
© 2018 University of Glasgow During the last two decades, one of the cornerstones of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU) has been the development of a strong presence in its neighbourhood. The 2003 Security Strategy and the recent 2016 Global Strategy highlighted the need to show that the EU can play a major role in the international arena by first establishing a strong presence in the neighbourhood and proving the union’s effectiveness in the region. In this context, the aim of the essay is to explore the way the EU’s ‘ideal self’ is constructed and perceived in the post-Soviet space.
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