20 November 2015

From ‘ring of friends’ to ‘ring of fire’: Can the revised European Neighbourhood Policy help manage the EU’s unstable neighbourhood(s)?

Location TW1.9.04.
Photo by Lucille Clerc from: http://granta.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Lucille-Clerc-on-the-refugee-crisis.jpeg

Following on from the publication of the European Commission’s revisions to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) on 18 November, this roundtable discussion sought to assess what the revised ENP meant for the EU’s ambitions in the neighbourhood and its overall power to shape events in the region.

Panelists Jacqueline Minor (Head of the European Commission’s Representation in London), Federica Bicchi (Associate Professor in International Relations of Europe, LSE) and Cristian Nitoiu (Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow in EU-Russia-Ukraine Relations) explored the challenges and opportunities offered by developments in the southern and eastern neighbourhoods, as well as debating whether the revised ENP is well suited for managing the increasingly chaotic order in its ‘ring of friends’ (or more recently ‘ring of fire’).

TW1.9.04

Friday, 20 November 2015, 5:00-7:00pm

ring of fire