EaP Think Bridge. Eurointegration track of the new team in Ukraine: writing one, thinking two?
The interests of the Eastern Partnership countries in September strangely settled between the West and the East. In search of partners and allies, gazes turned in different directions.
The new political force in Ukraine finally concentrated all power in its hands – from the president to the parliament and the government – and took full responsibility for the country’s course. Will Eurointegration remain Kyiv’s priority, and will it maintain the dynamics? New appointments and the program of the new prime minister were studied in search of answers by Hennady Maksak.
Moldova is trying to balance between Moscow and the West. The pro-Russian president and the pro-European government send completely contradictory messages to foreign partners. How long can such balancing last?
For Belarus, it’s traditionally not a choice. Minsk continues to flirt with the West, while it is initialed to an agreement on deepening integration with Russia.
Georgian economy suffers losses from Russian sanctions and is looking for ways to diversify markets. For the first time since the August 2008 war, the foreign ministers of the two states met.
Azerbaijan is developing cooperation in the East, with Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Meanwhile, the next round of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia gave no visible results.
These and other major developments of September in the Eastern Partnership are analyzed in the digest.Open pdf