EaP Think Bridge. Outlook for Eastern Partnership: view from the inside
The entire Eastern Partnership anniversary year partner countries and European capitals summed up the results of the decade, consulted on structural changes in policy and tried to look beyond the horizon: what’s next?
As expected, the idea of further cooperation and ambitions among partner states are radically different. What will Brussels do: leave the minimum common denominator acceptable to all or move to the Eastern Partnership of different speeds? Analysts present the outlook as seen from each country.
Meanwhile, October was turbulent for the region. Azerbaijan saw another brutal violation of human rights and the use of force against peaceful protesters. For the Armenian government, the month was full of setbacks and scandals. For the first time, Belarus publicly demonstrated a reduction in its obligations to Russia in the military sphere and at the same time reached a compromise with NATO. The focus of Georgia happened to be the scandal around the church. Moldova seems to be entering a new round of political crisis. A turbo-decision-making regime in Ukraine causes concern.Open pdf