EU Economic Security from the Perspective of the Economic Association Agreements Signed by the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia with the EU

AuthorAngela Mihaela Ene
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2018
EU Economic Security from the Perspective of the Economic Association
Agreements Signed by the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia
with the EU
Angela-Mihaela Ene1
Abstract: This approach aims to highlight the European Union's l ong-term economic security policy.
Following the signing of the Economic Agreements between the EU and Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova
and Georgia, as EU-associated countries, major economic and geostrategic interests of the European Union
are revealed, in the sense of holding the economic and geostrategic supremacy, that is an enlarged economic
and functional market, just by the rules imposed by Brussels, is a tool for controlling and counteracting the
economic pressure exerted on the world market by t he three great powers, the USA, China and Russia.
Even if the USA finances the three associated states in the EU, amid the consolidation of the rule of law and
a solid democracy, the expected outcome of the USA foreign policy is by far an insignificant one. We
should consider China's growing interest, which has increased its purchases of vast agricultural lands and
signing economic contracts with the Ukrainian state. Thus, we can notice a new struggle front between the
economic axes created: the USA-EU and RUSSIA-CHINA, which at this moment, through the move made
by Russia, the annexation of Crimea, takes another turn.
Keywords: economic association agreements; economic security policy; Republic of Moldova; Ukraine;
The establishment and consolidation of the European Union as a federal state is a long, but safe
process. The EU’s evolution over the years in this formation process has reached an advanced stage
through the existence of a single market and a de facto and de jure interstate union, which has an
impact on the population of EU member states.
Speaking at this moment about the existence of EU borders, we must take into account the very
important particuliarities that emerge from the EU's eastern flank, with states from the former
communist block, namely Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.
The objectives we are considering in approaching EU economic policies, with regard to economic and
geostrategic security, with the neighboring countries in the eastern flank, are limited to approaching
them from the following perspectives:
- The role and effectiveness of the EU macro-financial assistance given to third countries;
1 Senior Lecturer, PhD, Danubius Universi ty of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd., Galati 800654, Romania, Tel.:
+40372361102, Romania, Corr esponding author:

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