The EU’s Expectations of its Neighbors After the Eastern Partnership Summit

Book Launch of Eastern Voices

Whereas the Eastern Partnership (EaP) hammered out association agreements and a visa free travel accord with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine in recent years, stability, security, and prosperity in the region are a long way away even after the latest EaP summit on November 24. The EU’s credibility crisis, its ongoing conflict with Russia over Ukraine, and the slow progress of reforms in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are widening the gap between the EU and the EaP. Against this background, the DGAP panel discusses Eastern Voices, a book newly published by the DGAP Robert Bosch Center and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS. The publication was supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation.


Kornely Kakachia
Professor of Political Science, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; Director, Georgian Institute of Politics

Petro Burkovskyi
Head of Department of Political System Development, National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine

Žygimantas Pavilionis, MP
Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transatlantic Relations and Democratic Development, Lithuania

Katarina Mathernova (tbc)
Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission


Stefan Meister
Head of the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

The event will be held in English. We would like to thank the Lithuanian Embassy for their support.

05 December 2017
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