‘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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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.

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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.

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