The Baltic Region

2009 Issue №2

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The Baltic Sea Region and the Black Sea Area: Two Pieces of the Same Puzzle

DOI
10.5922/2079-8555-2009-2-7
Pages
52-62

Abstract

The Baltic Sea region and the Black Sea area are overlapping regions that have their own political, historical and cultural peculiarities. They belong to the same geopolitical system, within which they are developing two regional cooperation subsystems strongly influenced both by internal political and economic dynamics and by external actors. The aim of this research is to analyse the political and economic factors that influence the cooperation in the Baltic Sea region and the Black Sea area by means of comparative approach, which will help to determine the similarities and differences necessary to give an overview of two strategic areas in the European context.

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