More than a decade of the Eastern Partnership policy: Update, upgrade or just the status quo under the German EU presidency?
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy was inaugurated in May of 2009, after an initiative from the EU states of Poland and Sweden. The policy was intended to intensify the EU’s engagement with six of its eastern neighbours, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, and, by offering closer economic cooperation and visa facilitation, to promote processes of reform in the areas of rule of law, democratic governance and economic and ecological modernization.
After more than ten years of the Eastern Partnership, it is time to take stock.
Discussion will address questions like what the EU is able and willing to offer its neighbours beyond the status quo, how it can contribute to the security and stability of the EaP countries, and, last but not least, whether one can expect the Eastern Partnership policy initiative to become more dynamic and more ambitious once Germany takes over the presidency of the EU Council on 1 July 2020.
Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Nestor Group, Kyiv
Nikolai Petrov, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House, London
Agnieszka Bryc, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
David Cadier, SciencesPo, Centre de Recherches Internationales, Paris
Chair: Stefan Meister, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Tbilisi
Language: German/English with simultaneous translation
Please note the time zone: 6.00 - 7.30 pm CEST
Ulla Niehaus, project management, hbs,
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