The EU and Kaliningrad Paperback / softback
Part of the Europe's Eastern Borders S. series
Kaliningrad is an anomaly left by the collapse of the Soviet Union, an exclave with one million inhabitants ruled from Moscow but cut off from Russia proper and bordered by Poland and Lithuania.
The region is threatened by economic isolation, pollution, organised crime, drug-trafficing and one of the highest concentration of HIV in Europe.
It is also the home of the Russian baltic Fleet. The next stage of European Union enlargenment will turn kaliningrad into a Russian enclave or 'island' within the Union, thereby turning these problems into EU issues as well.
This authoritative and lively collection of papers, introduced by Chris patten, asks how Russia and the European Union should handle this challenge.
Does kaliningrad pose intractable problems for an enlarged EU, or can it become a 'pilot region' for cooperation?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Federal Trust for Education & Research
- Publication Date: 01/12/2000
- Category: EU & European institutions
- ISBN: 9780901573186