Rilka Dragneva-Lewers is a Senior Lecturer with research interests in legal reform in the field of company law and corporate governance (primarily in Central and Eastern Europe), the law of economic integration and legal harmonization (with a special reference to post-Soviet Eurasia), and the international/EU diffusion of legal norms and practices. She has recently secured (jointly with Kataryna Wolczuk, CREES, University of Birmingham) an ESRC grant to focus on ‘Russia and the EU in the Common Neighbourhood: Export of Governance and Legal (In)Compatibility’. Rilka’s work has strong comparative and interdisciplinary elements. Her expertise in the field has enabled her to engage in law reform technical assistance projects, presentations to policy-makers, and professional training activities
Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham
Content by Rilka Dragneva
The EU and EEU: geopolitical problems cannot be addressed by technocratic measures
Rilka Dragneva and Kataryna Wolczuk, of Birmingham University, chart the history of the EU’s engagement with post-Soviet integration projects, concluding that Russia-West relations cannot be healed by engagement with the Eurasian Economic Union alone.