EU-Russia relations, European Neighbourhood Policy, Global/Multiregional, Mediterranean, Mediterranean European Neighborhood, Russia, security

CASE experts on fragile security of the EU Neighborhood region


In the context of the recent Warsaw NATO summit as well as newly published EU Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy, we encourage you to read three reports written by CASE experts for the European Union institutions.


Natalia Shapovalova and Olga Burlyuk analyzed the situation of national minorities in Crimea. The report commissioned by the European Parliament describes the systematic violations of the rights of  Crimean Tatars and Ukrainians since Crimea’s annexation by Russia in March 2014. It furthermore examines the response of the international community, including the EU, to the human rights situation in Crimea. Shapovalova and Burlyuk recommend establishing an international human rights monitoring presence in occupied Crimea, strengthening sanctions against Russia and linking these sanctions to violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in occupied Crimea.

Read “The situation of national minorities in Crimea following its annexation by Russia” in the framework of the CASE project.


Experts from CASE Poland (Katarzyna Sidło, Bartosz Radzikowski, Karolina Zubel, Karolina Beaumont, and Christopher Hartwell) examined cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean Region. Their report for the Committee of the Regions included an analysis of the most innovative sectoral policies implemented in the Mediterranean Sea Basin area, an in-depth analysis of the most pressing socio-economic issues in selected mid-sized towns and regions of the region and case studies of recent projects conducted in the areas under investigation.

Read the report Cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean Region in the framework of the CASE project.


In another report for the Committee of the Regions, CASE Poland experts - Małgorzata McKenzie, David Dyker, Katarzyna Sidło and Christopher Hartwell – provided a comprehensive examination of the European Neighborhood Partnership. The report remarks that in spite of large flows of migrants to the European Union from the EU Neighbourhood, local authorities there seem to deal very little with EU-ENP migration. The large majority of local authorities is not engaged in any consultation or lobbying effort with the state-level institutions.

Read New Approach to the European Neighbourhood Policy in the framework of the CASE project.