Евстафьев Антон Валерьевич
Mechanisms of EU Foreign Policy Formulation towards Controversial Issues: Cases of Relations with Russia and Turkey
Политический анализ и публичная политика
The present paper addresses the problem EU foreign policy formulation on the grounds of two case studies. The selected analytical framework, which is multiple streams approach, allowed to understand, how causal relationships between the EU foreign policy and specific decisions, taken by Russia and Turkey, appear. It has also provided the tools to reveal those inherent or real motives underlying certain EU foreign policy decisions. Thus, it was revealed that ongoing Ukrainian crisis with the active involvement of Russia was considered to be as the threat undermining European values. In its turn that led to the policy change and switch to another approach EU-Russia relations. In case of EU-Turkey relations it has become clear that internal volatility of the operations of political system in the latter, has prevented from the consistent policy from the part of the EU.