Mapping Out EU-South Korea Relations

What is the perspective of key EU member states towards South Korea? While EU-South Korea relations have attracted growing attention in recent years, the relationship between key EU member states and the Asian country remains underexplored.

Our researcher Alica Kizeková contributed to this report, that addresses this omission by describing and analysing the recent evolution of the relationship between Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovakia, on the one hand, and South Korea on the other. The report covers the areas of economic relations, security relations, bilateral relations and North Korea, and cultural relations. The report shows that the seven key EU member states and South Korea have been strengthening bilateral links and cooperation in recent years.

You can find the report on the following link: Mapping Out EU-South Korea Relations: Key Member States’ Perspectives

Dr. Alica Kizeková is a researcher at the IIR and her areas of interest include but are not limited to Czech foreign policy, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese and Russian foreign policy, and superpower relations and security in Central Asia, Asia and the Pacific.