ECFR Policy Brief: Can the EU win the peace in Georgia?
Published on 25 August, 2008
In the aftermath of the Russia-Georgia conflict, a new report by the European Council on Foreign Relations urges the 27-member European Union to stand united and act to prevent wider political fallout on the continent.
“The EU should help forge a positive peace from a war which threatens the foundations of the European security order, and should actively engage with its Eastern neighbourhood to resolve ‘frozen conflicts’ and avert new crisis,” authors Nicu Popescu, Mark Leonard and Andrew Wilson argue.
The conflict has sent shockwaves across the post-Soviet space – yet short-term sanctions and punitive action against Russia would be counterproductive. Instead, the EU should follow up the six-point peace agreement with a comprehensive regional strategy for Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus.
Download the full report: http://ecfr.eu/page/-/documents/ECFR-Georgia-Policy-Brief.pdf
today the European Union said they would do nothing really but what did you expect ?