EFPO: The EU's Role in the Eastern Neighbourhood Unresolved Conflicts and European Security

By invitation only

Wed 1.6.2011 at 14:00-16:00
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4

None of the unresolved conflicts in the EU’s eastern neighbourhood seem close to a settlement. How
can the EU work towards a peaceful solution of the conflicts over Transnistria, Nagorno Karabakh,
Abkhazia and South Ossetia? Should it make more effort to engage with Russia; how? Is the European
paradigm of security through integration relevant in dealing with these conflicts, or should the EU
engage in a substantial renewal of its approach to European security? Should the EU primarily focus
on enhancing its contribution to confidence-building and human security in the conflict areas?

The EU Foreign Policy Options (EFPO) is a FIIA seminar series bringing together experts and policy-makers to debate the options for EU in international affairs.


Dr Neil Melvin, Director of the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme, SIPRI
Mr Matthew Rojansky, Deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment

Chair: Dr Teija Tiilikainen, Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs