The EU must become an autonomous foreign policy actor and use its enlargement policy to address the challenges posed by Russia’s aggression. A Policy Paper by Laure Delcour and Kataryna Wolczuk.
Laure Delcour is an Associate Professor in international relations and EU studies, University Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France). Her research interests focus on the diffusion and reception of EU norms and policies as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy, as well as region-building processes in Eurasia. Her publications include: “From a ‘Common’ to a ‘Contested’ Neighbourhood: Connecting Levels of Analysis in EU–Russia Interaction”, in The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations, London: Routledge, 2021; Policy Transfer and Norm Circulation, London: Routledge, 2019 (co-edited with E. Tulmets); The EU and Russia in their “Contested Neighbourhood: Multiple External Influences, Policy Transfer and Domestic Change.” London: Routledge, 2017. Kataryna Wolczuk is Professor of East European Politics at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), the University of Birmingham and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the College of Europe (Natolin). Her research focuses on Ukrainian and East European politics; EU’s relations with Eastern Europe, as well as on Russia and Eurasian integration. Her publications include: Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy, and Politics, Edward Elgar: 2013, Ukraine between the EU and Russia: the Integration Challenge, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (with R. Dragneva) and The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe, Routledge: London and New York, 2017 (co-edited with D. Averre). She is also an Associate Fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, London.