EU Structural Foreign Policy: EU in the South Caucasus and Eastern Partnership
A Structural Foreign Policy is defined as « a foreign policy which, conducted over the long-term, seeks to influence or shape sustainable political, legal, economic, social, security and other structures which can be situated at various relevant levels (individual, society, state, regional, global…) in a given space”. The promotion of the rule of law is an important dimension of the European Union’s relations towards its neighbourhood. The rule of law is, however, a complex and multifaceted notion and the EU tries to apply this criterion within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, including relations with the South Caucasus states. The paper will try to describe the EU’s efforts to promote justice abroad and the structural foreign policy in the context of the Eastern Partnership in the South Caucasus, including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Yalchin Mammadov . email@example.com
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Studied European studies and law at College of Europe, University of Lorraine and University of Strasbourg, PhD student at Université Libre de Bruxelles, preparing thesis on “post-soviet nation building through territory in Azerbaijan”. Speaks English, French, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Portugese and Azerbaijani