EU announces COVID-19 help for Balkans, Eastern neighbours after criticism

By |marec 30th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, China, coronavirus, Eastern Partnership, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

The EU on Monday (30 March) announced nearly €40 million to help Western Balkan countries deal with the coronavirus, after Brussels came under fire for not doing enough for its neighbours.

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The Commission’s Eastern Partnership strategy is disappointing

By |marec 24th, 2020|Eastern Partnership, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, geopolitics, Georgia, Moldova, News, Russia, Ukraine, Von der Leyen Commission, Western Balkans|

Distance should not be a criterion: Georgia is better prepared for EU membership than the frontrunners of the Western Balkans, writes Andrius Kubilius.

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Eastern Partnership: Bilateral track to ensure tailor-made approach

By |marec 19th, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Eastern Partnership, Georgia, Moldova, News, Oliver Varhelyi, Ukraine|

The European Commission published its proposed five priorities for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy post-2020 on Wednesday (18 March). The new objectives centre on economy and trade, boosting judicial reforms, the environment and digitalisation, as...

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Eastern Partnership’s champions expect more from the ‘geopolitical Commission’

By |marec 9th, 2020|Association agreement, Charles Michel, Eastern Partnership, EU enlargement, Georgia, Moldova, News, Ukraine, Von der Leyen Commission|

As associated countries of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova ask for a more ambitious Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy, the debate continues about the next steps and available financial support for what is lauded as one of the EU's most successful foreign p...

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‘Geopolitical’ Europe could struggle to take shape in troublesome 2020

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Eastern Partnership, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU foreign policy, EU-Africa relations, future eu, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Josep Borrell, Middle East, News, Russia, Turkey, United States, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the EU in 2020, the main theme will be how to assert itself on the world stage against China, the US and Russia, while upholding multilateralism and at least a semblance of global order.

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Croatia foreign minister: We will defend regional, farm funding in new EU budget

By |december 11th, 2019|Common Agicultural Policy, Eastern Partnership, enlargement, friends of cohesion, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, Nobel Prize|

EXCLUSIVE / Croatia, which starts its first EU presidency stint in January, is "not quite happy" with Finland's proposal for the EU's seven-year budget and will seek to amend the proposal in order to preserve funding for Cohesion and the Common Agricultural Policy, the country's Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman told EURACTIV.

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Commissioner Várhelyi: Youth to become new ‘focal point’ in Eastern Partnership

By |december 6th, 2019|civil society, Eastern Partnership, EU-Georgia relations, EU-Moldova relations, EU-Ukraine, European neighbourhood policy, News|

In one of his first public appearances, Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement, said on Thursday (4 December) reviving civil society and economy by reaching out to youth would be his priority in the context of Eastern Partnership.

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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.

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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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