Posts tagged as Eastern Partnership

Lithuania ready to breathe ‘new life’ into the Eastern Partnership programme

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda said the country was ready to instill new life to the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme, aimed at building cooperation between the bloc and six post-Soviet countries – Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Azerbaijan. “My goal is to establish contacts with all six countries to find out their motivation on this path, what reforms are ongoing and what ambitions those countries are pursuing,” said Nausėda after…

EU members support Eastern Partnership aspirations

Thursday, April 23, 2020

EU states have yet to reach a full agreement on the membership aspirations of their eastern neighbors and are concerned about the consequences of the already implemented visa liberalisation, according to a leaked document seen by RFE/RL. The seven-page document is being debated by diplomats from the 27 EU states representing the European Council. It represents the response to the European Commission’s communique on the Eastern Partnership that was presented…

EU reallocated €140m to help Eastern Partnership members

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The European Commission says it has reallocated more than 140 million euros to help Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in their fight against the  coronavirus   pandemic. In a statement on March 30, the commission said it would also “redirect the use of existing instruments” worth up to 700 million euros to help the six countries of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme mitigate the socioeconomic impact of the…

EU’s Eastern Partnership to focus on youth

Friday, March 20, 2020

The European Commission on Wednesday published five key priorities for the Eastern Partnership programme, one of key Lithuanian foreign policy priorities. Launched with six Eastern neighbours in 2009, EaP is often hailed as one of the bloc’s more successful foreign policy initiatives.  Read more:  EU signs visa agreement with Belarus, ending decade-long deadlock The proposal found that the current objectives of the EU’s policy for engagement with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,…

France slashes EU hopes for Eastern Partnership countries

Friday, January 31, 2020

France said Eastern Partnership programme excludes “all prospects” of EU membership. Meanwhile, the initiative uniting six states remains a priority of Lithuania’s foreign policy and “an instrument” for EU membership perspectives of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. France has rejected suggestions that the Eastern Partnership could lead to European Union membership for countries included in the programme, and insists that half of its future funding goes to environmental investments, according to…

Estonian PM in Georgia for Eastern Partnership 10th anniversary conference

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is in Georgia on Wednesday and Thursday to attend an international conference marking the tenth anniversary of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EP). The conference, held in the city of Batumi on Thursday and Friday, will be attended by delegates from several European Union member states and Eastern Partnership nations, including eight ministers of foreign affairs, spokespeople for the Georgian Foreign Ministry told journalists on…

Eastern Partnership should remain EU foreign policy priority

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On May 13, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participated in the meeting of foreign ministers from the European Union (EU) and the Eastern Partnership countries that took place during the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, LETA learned from the ministry. In the foreign ministers’ discussion, Rinkevics underlined that the Eastern Partnership should remain one of the EU’s foreign policy priorities also in the new EU institutional cycle. “Over the…

Eastern Partnership has to be ambitious

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Eastern Partnership, a joint initiative of the European Union and its six neighboring states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, must strive to be even more ambitious in the coming 10 years, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in his opening remarks at the sixth annual conference on the Eastern Partnership in Tallinn on Friday. Ratas said that cooperation with the six eastern neighbors of the European Union is…

Rinkevics: Eastern Partnership should be maintained as a priority in the EU’s foreign policy

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

On October 15, 2018, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics took part in the meeting of the European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, at which EU foreign ministers discussed preparations for the European Council of October 18, as well as developments in Venezuela, with the focus on the humanitarian situation in the country, the migration crisis and its impact on the neighboring countries. Views were also shared on the…