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What Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine want from the Brussels Summit

The European Union will hold the fifth Summit of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels on November 24. There, the leaders of EU member states will meet with counterparts from Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia […]

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Opinion

Opinion: Renewing the Transatlantic commitment to democracy

The dangerous actions by Russia and Vladimir Putin pose the greatest challenge to security and democracy since WWII. This applies not only to the countries within Eurasia, but to our post-war vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace. While not necessarily a return to the Cold War, the current situation nevertheless has brought a clear competition of ideologies to the forefront: democracies founded on free elections, accountable governance and rule of law versus authoritarian ideals of “managed democracy.” […]

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Opinion

Opinion: The Riga Summit and its outcomes

The fourth Eastern Partnership Summit was held in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. The joint Declaration of the Riga Summit did not reaffirm either the European perspective of the Eastern European Partnership countries consistently demonstrating the best performance or the political support to Georgia and Ukraine in visa liberalization that Tbilisi and Kiev were looking forward to. Quite the opposite, compared to the Vilnius Summit document adopted two years ago, the tone and ambition of the Riga Summit declaration seemed rather weakened. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
European Union

EU promises to Eastern partners are sufficient, Lithuanian president says

Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is attending the European Union‘s (EU) Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, says that the promises made to Eastern partners are sufficient, although the West has not committed itself to accepting them into the EU in the future. […]

Moldova
European Union

First months of EU’s free trade with Georgia and Moldova encouraging, Lithuanian official says

Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Trade took place on 7 May in Brussels. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas said that although the European Union‘s (EU) trade volume with Georgia and Moldova was growing, the benefit of free trade treaties would be revealed fully once the countries implemented economic, political and legal reforms. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian and Swedish foreign ministers going to Moldova

The foreign ministers of Lithuania and Sweden are going to Moldova on Monday to discuss the country’s relations with the European Union (EU) and security matters. […]