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Offering an overview of the various frameworks for cooperation in the wider Black Sea, the author explains that Romania aims to bring the EU and the region closer together and argues that Turkey and Romania can play an important role in the future of the region. Touching upon the shared values versus the differing interests between the EU and Russia, the author claims that zero sum games are games of the past. He emphasizes that the EU cannot alone revamp its neighborhood, but also points out that no other state has the ability to play a determinant role in the region on its own terms either.

 

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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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