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One week left to contribute with ideas regarding the future of the Eastern Partnership

23 October 2019
This summer, the EU opened up a broad, inclusive and structured consultation on the future strategic direction of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). During September-October, each of the Eastern partner countries hosted national discussions on the issue, involving various stakeholders. The last one was…
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What’s next for the Eastern Partnership? Ukraine hosted national consultations on initiative’s future

22 October 2019
On 22 October, the Ukrainian capital Kyiv hosted consultations on the future of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Supported by the EU Delegation to the country, over 80 people attended the event, representing a wide range of stakeholders. Two Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from Ukraine also…
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EU approves new budget assistance to Moldova

21 October 2019
On 18 October, the European Commission approved the disbursement of €14.35 million in budget support assistance to help to deliver much-needed reforms that are being carried forward by the new government in the Republic of Moldova. This assistance will support police reform, the fight against…
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EU report: 9% trade increase between EU and Ukraine in one year.

16 October 2019
The EU has issued its third annual report on the implementation of 35 major trade agreements with 62 partners, including Ukraine. The report states that trade between Ukraine and the EU increased by 9% between 2017 and 2018. The EU received 42% of Ukraine's worldwide exports. According to the…
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Azerbaijan hosts national consultations on Eastern Partnership

16 October 2019
On 11 October, the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, hosted structured consultations on the future of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Supported by the EU Delegation to the country in cooperation with the Centre of Analysis of International Relations, the consultations were attended by around 100 people,…
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10 years of Eastern Partnership: Vilnius to host EU and Eastern partner leaders forum

14 October 2019
On 24-25 October, the Lithuanian capital Vilnius will host a forum of local leaders from the EU and its Eastern partner countries. Titled ‘10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership: Localising Sustainable Development Goals in the EU and the EaP’, the event will gather 120 mayors, councilors and…
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Mogherini at European Parliament debate on Ukraine: “I am proud of the progress we have achieved together in these years”

10 October 2019
On 9 October, the European Parliament hosted a plenary debate on the situation in Ukraine. EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, opened the event saying that when she started in her current post five years ago, Ukraine was almost the only issue on the foreign policy agenda. “In one sense I…
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Belarus hosts national consultations on Eastern Partnership

08 October 2019
On 4 October, the Belarusian capital, Minsk, hosted country’s national discussions within the framework of the EU-initiated Eastern Partnership Consultations. Attended by over 100 representatives of the legislative branch, government authorities, business structures and civil society, the meeting…
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Mogherini in the Republic of Moldova: taking stock of Association Agreement implementation

04 October 2019
On 3 October, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, visited Chișinău, the Republic of Moldova. She met with President Igor Dodon, Prime Minister Maia Sandu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Nicu Popescu, and other Ministers from Sandu’s government. Her visit presented…
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10 years of EU’s Twinning instrument in Georgia

02 October 2019
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the EU Twinning instrument in Georgia. In order to celebrate the progress achieved and reflect on the lessons learnt, the anniversary event took place in the country’s capital of Tbilisi on 1 October. Since 2009, a number of Twinning projects have been…