The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is an EU project which represents a step change in the EU’s relations with its Eastern Partners as it aims at enhancing cooperation both on bilateral and multilateral level.
The EU already has similar partnership initiatives – the Northern Dimension and the Union for the Mediterranean. The Eastern Partnership was presented by the foreign minister of Poland with assistance from Sweden at a the EU’s General Affairs and External Relations Council in Brussels on 26 May 2008. The talks on Eastern Partnerhip intensified after the Russian – Georgian war in August, and naturally it was seen as a politically motivated initiative by Russian politicians. Continue reading “What is the EU's Eastern Partnership?”