ORCID: Olga Barburska: 0000-0003-3272-5965
Wydanie: Lublin 2019
Sposób cytowania: O. Barburska, Stanowisko głównych aktorów zewnętrznych wobec Partnerstwa Wschodniego Unii Europejskiej, „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej” 17 (2019), z. 2, s. 155-169, DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2019.2.6.
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is undoubtedly a key project of the European Union’s eastern policy. It is being implemented by the EU in cooperation with six partner countries, three of which (Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova) are more committed to establishing integration ties with the EU, while others are more restrained. The article tries to show that the functioning of EaP is influenced not only by its direct implementers, but also by various external actors. The most important of these are global and regional powers such as Russia, the United States, Turkey and China, as well as international financial institutions (including in particular the International Monetary Fund) and, to some extent, the North Atlantic Alliance. Their positions towards the Eastern Partnership may take the form of opposition, support or ambivalence. The analysis carried out allows us to conclude that while the impact of these actors on the functioning of the Eastern Partnership should not be overestimated, it should not be underestimated, especially in the light of possible scenarios for the future.