Перспективы формирования общего идеологического пространства России и Европейского Союза
How is power and authority distributed in the European Union? What role does state capacity play in the framework of relations between the levels of authority in the EU? In this article, we seek to answer these questions by addressing two key approaches to the analysis of the European Union as a multi-level system of governance: the structural-actor approach and the approach of consociational democracy. While supporters of the structural-actor approach perceive the EU as a hierarchical system, where one of the levels of power is always in a position of dominance and can dictate its rules of the game, the theoreticians of European consociationalism are more interested in the issues related to the decision-making process under the conditions of “grand coalitions”, horizontal and vertical accountability and democratic deficit.
The various aspects of the relationship between Russia and the United States, Russia and countries of the European Union in the context of the Syrian crisis are analyzed. The role of international institutions (UN, NATO, EU) in conflict transformation process examined. Particular attention is paid to the prospects of cooperation between Russia and the West to repel the threat posed by the ISIL.
The chapter is devoted to the development of relations of the PRC with the countries of the European Union in 2017 - 2018.
On 15 March 2019, the first “Connecting Eurasia Dialogue: From the Atlantic to the Pacific” was held in Brussels, at Europe’s political heart. The event was organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Conoscere Eurasia Association with the support of the Association of European Businesses and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. Amid the current political cooldown, this was a unique gathering, enabling a high-level dialogue on trade, economic, and integration issues among stakeholders from the wider Eurasian space, including the European Union (EU), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and China. The focus of high-level policy makers and top business executives attended the Dialogue was on challenges and opportunities of the EU’s engagement with the EAEU, harmonization of soft infrastructure to enhance trans-Eurasian connectivity, and the EAEU’s single pharmaceutical market. This IIASA discussion paper provides a summary of the deliberations, supported by research from inside and outside the Institute.
The purpose of the article is to draw attention to the similarities of technical regulation of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. The fact of similarity was established in a number of scientific works, including a joint Belgian-Austrian-Russian project. The convergence of two integration models is a way to overcome political confrontation and technical barriers between two integration unions. The most realistic scenario is sectoral agreements on mutual recognition of conformity assessments, like the transatlantic ones. To increase trust, it is important to develop professionalism and independence of the EAEU bodies. Joint scientific and practical projects, in turn, should contribute to shaping of a constructive agenda.
This article examines that all basic elements of a post-bipolar European system of collective security have been put to the test. This is largely due to the accumulation of a certain amount of “dysfunctions” and “threats” within the post-bipolar security system itself.
This chapter focuses on EU justice and home affairs (JHA) policies towards its East European neighbours. Based on the analysis of the relevant policy evolutions and academic research, it shows that migration and related issues have dominated the agenda of EU JHA cooperation with these countries. The chapter underlines that EU policies have been significantly shaped by the eastward enlargement. It also emphasizes an important distinction between EU approaches to Eastern Partnership countries, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other. This is reflected in a wide range of legally binding, non-legally binding as well as operational cooperation instruments deployed by the EU in the fields of readmission, visa liberalization and border management. The chapter devotes special attention to the inherent tension between values and interests within the external dimension of EU JHA policies in the region. This tension amplifies an important challenge of coherence of EU policies in the context of an increasing competition with Russia in the shared neighbourhood.