Europe’s new region: The Black Sea in the wider Europe neighbourhood

  title={Europe’s new region: The Black Sea in the wider Europe neighbourhood},
  author={Mustafa Berkay Aydın},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  pages={257 - 283}
  • M. Aydın
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Political Science
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Situated at the crossroads between Europe and Asia as well as Russia and the Middle East, the Black Sea is more than a region of local strategic significance, representing an axis of increasing geo‐political importance to the European Union. With its mosaic of problems, the wider Black Sea region is one of the more important challenges that the enlarged EU will face. Once Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey become members, the EU will directly border the Black Sea, accounting half of its coastline. As… 
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