International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Foreıgn Polıcy of the European Unıon Towards the South Caucasus
Assist. Prof. Dr. Haydar EFE

The European Union shares many common interests with the South Caucasus countries. After the last enlargement, EU’s relations with the South Caucasus countries, have become one of the European Union’s main external priorities and this enlargement brought the South Caucasus closer to the EU. In this framework, the European Union is seeking an increasingly close relationship and trying to strengthen ties with South Caucasus countries.The role of the European Union is increasing in this region day by day. Although, lacks of coherent policies for the region, the EU is continuously increase the level of involvement in the South Caucasus. The South Caucasus countries were included in the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) the Black Sea Synergy (BSS), the Eastern Partnership (EaP). EU’s regional projects and bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the countries of the region is increasing. The EU gives economic and technical assistance all of the countries of the region, encourages these countries to contribute to the peaceful settlement of Frozen Conflicts which could easily lead to war and cooperates on security threats such as terrorism, organised crime and illegal migration.

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