ORCID: Agnieszka Legucka: 0000-0002-9438-2606
Edition: Lublin 2019
Citation method: A. Legucka, Rosja wobec Partnerstwa Wschodniego Unii Europejskiej, „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej” 17 (2019), z. 2, s. 41-64, DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2019.2.2.
This article is devoted to the evaluation of the Eastern Partnership from the point of view of the implementation of Russia’s foreign policy. Using the research approach of constructivism, it analyses Russia’s attitude towards the EU’s Eastern Partnership project, as well as Russia’s reactions to the implementation of the EaP. Therefore, the subject of the analysis is not so much the relations of the EU and Russia with six states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as Russia’s and the EU’s narratives on its neighbourhood. This will make it possible to examine to what extent the position of one actor (EU) in relation to another (Russia) has been strengthened/weakened and, secondly, how the argumentation has promoted (the given message) in legitimizing the project as a whole, for both internal and external use. These projects were, on the one hand, Russia’s “close abroad” and, on the other, the EU’s “common neighbourhood”.