Наука. Общество. Оборона

2020. Т. 8. № 1

2311-1763

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Science. Society. Defense

2020. Vol. 8. № 1


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UDC: 327

DOI: 10.24411/2311-1763-2020-10220

Submitted: July 14, 2019

Published online: November 16, 2019 


For citation:  Sharafutdinov D. R., Islamov D. R. Russian Federation and European Union: dialogue in regional policy on the example of the Western Balkans (2014–2018). Nauka. Obshchestvo. Oborona = Science. Society. Defense. Moscow. 2020;8(1): - . (In Russ.) DOI: 10.24411/2311-1763-2020-10220.

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest related to this article has been reported.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Original Paper

Russian Federation and European Union:

dialogue in regional policy on the example of the Western Balkans

(2014–2018)

D. R. Sharafutdinov1D. R. Islamov2

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation,

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8897-8593, е-mail: sfincs_88@mail.ru

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation,

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1338-3277, е-mail: dam1948@yandex.ru 

Abstract:

Introduction. The Western Balkans was an arena of military clashes and tensions in the 1990s and commenced to stabilize in the 2000s. In the course of these recent years, it has become extremely obvious that the Western Balkans has been turning into a “chessboard” where great powers, including the Russian Federation and the European Union (EU), would like to play their game. 

Methods. The study of the topic required the application of scientific research methods: analysis and synthesis, descriptive method, as well as special methods such as a historical critical method, a legal and political analysis, an in-depth and systematic analysis which allowed to reveal this issue in chronological order and to consider the actions of the EU and the Russian Federation in the Western Balkans.

Conclusion. Despite the disputes between Russia and the EU in the  Western Balkans, it is apparent that great powers desire to keep this region stable and secure. The Western Balkans is an integral energy route (TurkStream) for Russia. In turn the EU has the immediate border with the region and the Balkan route of migration flows, drug-trafficking, arms trade, crime, etc. are topical issues for the organization. 

 

Keywords: 

 EU, European integration policy, Russian foreign policy, Serbia, Western Balkans,

EU accession negotiations, negotiation process, energy, Turk Stream

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Information about the authors 

Denis R. Sharafutdinov, Cand. Sci. (History), Senior lecturer at the Department of International Relations, World Politics and Diplomacy, Institute of International Relations, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation.

 

Damir R. Islamov,  2nd year master's student at the Department of International Relations, World Politics and Diplomacy, Institute of International Relations, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation.

Corresponding author

Denis R. Sharafutdinov, e-mail: sfincs_88@mail.ru.

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