The EU and its neighbours - challenges and opportunities of cooperation course at University of Pisa provides an opportunity to assess the evolution of the ENP, which is the result of the transformation of the EU into a more pragmatic international player and to reflect on the future of this policy which has been defined as “obsolete.”
In addressing the EU relations with Eastern European countries, the summer school will focus on the way Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova are implementing the association agreements, including the chapter concerning the setting up of a deep and comprehensive free trade area. The quality of the provisions of these agreements reveal that these three third countries are something more than “mere neighbours” for the EU.
The relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan will also be scrutinised placing special emphasis on the new relations with Armenia that took shape in the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The EU-Russia relations and the way Russian domestic policies influence its foreign affairs will be the subject of a specific lecture.
The summer school also touches upon the Energy Community and energy security; in addition, it focuses on the Eurasian Economic Union and analyses how the development of its energy component, namely, a common energy market of oil, gas and electricity, would impact on the EU and Russia.
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