What is the EU's Eastern Partnership?

Proposed members of the Eastern Partnership in darker blue, green are partly participating countries. Wikipedia image.
Proposed members of the Eastern Partnership in darker blue, green are partly participating countries. Wikipedia image.

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?”

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