Large scale corruption undermines EU’s Eastern Partnership, official says

By |november 19th, 2019|corruption, Eastern Partnership, EEAS, EU-Ukraine relations, Ihor Kolomoisky, News, Volodymyr Zelenskiy|

When billions of dollars disappear from banks in Ukraine and Moldova, and justice isn't done in spite of European funds supporting judicial reforms in these countries, trust in the EU is inevitably eroded, said a high EU official.

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Tamar Chugoshvili: The ‘dynamics’ in EU politics are hugely discouraging for Georgia

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Bidzina Ivanishvili, Eastern Partnership, EU enlargement, EU-Georgia relations, European Parliament, Georgia, Georgian Dream, Mikheïl Saakashvili, News|

In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, Georgian politician Tamar Chugoshvili speaks of the reactions in her country following the recent EU decision not to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, and of Georgia’s plans to remain in the EU orbit nevertheless.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Tamar Chugoshvili: The ‘dynamics’ in EU politics are hugely discouraging for Georgia

In Georgia, EU opens first European School outside the bloc’s borders

By |september 17th, 2019|Eastern Partnership, enlargement, EU-Georgia relations, Johannes Hahn, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News|

In line with EU aims to deepen relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, EU and Georgian officials on Monday (16 September) launched a European School in Tbilisi, the first educational institution of this kind launched beyond the bloc’s boundaries.

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Germany tells the East: Speed up reform or you will lose your population

By |julij 12th, 2019|brain drain, Eastern Partnership, Education, Mamuka Bakhtadze, Michael Roth, News, visa-free|

Germany’s minister of state for Europe delivered a blunt message to a gathering of the Eastern Partnership, organised in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Thursday (11 July): unless reforms in Eastern Europe speed up, its young people will leave to find a better life in Western Europe.

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Tusk hopes for ‘higher level’ of EU-Azerbaijan ties

By |julij 9th, 2019|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Donald Tusk, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, human rights, Ilham Aliyev, Moldova, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, Southern gas corridor, Ukraine|

On a visit to Baku on Tuesday (9 July), Council President Donald Tusk said the EU and Azerbaijan were “coming closer to each other every year”, and expressed the Union’s readiness to further deepen our cooperation with Azerbaijan, including in fields such as human rights.

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Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership

By |maj 15th, 2019|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, Ilham Aliyev, Jean-Claude Juncker, Moldova, News, Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine|

The strategic interests of Ukraine and the EU are "exactly the same", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (14 May) on the sidelines of a jubilee summit marking a decade of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership

Ukraine elections elephant in the room ahead of Eastern Partnership talks

By |april 5th, 2019|Eastern Partnership, Federica Mogherini, Moldova, News, Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky|

Ahead of the Eastern Partnership's (EaP) tenth anniversary in May, EU foreign ministers are next week set to review the progress of the bloc’s framework with the six countries, with the situation in Ukraine being the elephant in the room.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Ukraine elections elephant in the room ahead of Eastern Partnership talks

Victor Ponta: The ruling PSD in Romania is becoming like Fidesz

By |april 3rd, 2019|2019 European elections, Aleksandar Vučić, anti-EU, Corina Crețu, Eastern Partnership, EPP, EU enlargement, European Parliament, Fidesz, Frans Timmermans, Georgia, Laura Codruta Kovesi, Liviu Dragnea, Moldova, nationalism, Nato, News, PES, populism, press freedom, PSD, Romania, Romanian elections, Romanian Presidency, rule of law, Serbia, Sergei Stanishev, Spitzenkandidaten, Ukraine, Victor Orban, Victor Ponta, Viorica Dancila|

In a wide-ranging interview, the former Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, who has founded a new centre-left force, Pro-Romania, doesn’t mince his words criticising his former party, the ruling PSD. The Party of European Socialists (PES) should, if necessary, show PSD the red card, he says.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Victor Ponta: The ruling PSD in Romania is becoming like Fidesz

Brussels’ approach to Greater Eurasia in need of revision

By |oktober 31st, 2018|Central Asia, China, Eastern Partnership, Eurasia, Eurasian economic union, News, One Belt One Road strategy, Russia|

It’s curious that the EU’s initiative “Connecting Europe and Asia” makes no mention of two of its most important players – the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Chinese “Belt and Road” Initiative, writes Yuri Kofner.

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Elmar Mammadyarov : Azerbaijan’s EU relation is of strategic nature

By |oktober 16th, 2018|Armenia, Central Asia, Eastern Partnership, EU-Azerbaijan relations, Federica Mogherini, Maroš Šefčovič, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, Nikol Pashinyan, One Belt One Road strategy, Russia, Serzh Sargsyan, Southern gas corridor, TANAP, TAP, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Nations, UNSC|

In a wide-ranging interview, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov discussed his country’s relations with the EU, major energy and transport projects, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and relations with global players.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Elmar Mammadyarov : Azerbaijan’s EU relation is of strategic nature