The European Community And Eastern Europe
By John Pinder
Council on Foreign Relations Press (for the Royal Institute of Internationa, 1991, 188 pp.
As one of the most experienced observers of East-West relations in Europe, Pinder uses his subtle perception and long perspective to set out the policies the European Community will need if it is to pursue seriously its interest in helping east Europeans create pluralist democracies and market economies. His detailed discussion of the "Europe Agreements" the EC has worked out with Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia and the rather different ways the EC can best approach the other countries of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union shows that the process will be a lengthy and perhaps costly one. It will also require more unified action by EC countries than they have shown in the past.