The EU wishes to export its ‘soft power’ via border management programmes—including those implemented by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia. But what exactly does this entail?
Topics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Border management, Borders, Caucasus, Central Asia, Conflict, Economic development, Ethnic minorities, EU accession, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Union, Frozen conflicts, Georgia, Infrastructure, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Security, Security sector reform, Tajikistan, Trade, Transnistria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Despite the creation of strict border regimes, borders in Central Asia’s Fergana Valley remain portals for narcotics smugglers. Does strengthening borders really help?
What are the links between regional development and cross-border cooperation in the Western Balkans?
Topics: Albania, Borders, Ethnic minorities, EU accession, EU Neighbourhood, European Commission, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Union, Instrument for pre accession, Joint implementation, Kosovo – UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Migration and minorities, Montenegro, Partnerships, Refugees, Regional EU Cooperation, Security, Serbia, Western Balkans