“Time to Downgrade the Eastern Partnership and Refocus on Enlargement”, Kristi Raik (UI, Sweden)

The geopolitical relevance of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) was significant when the initiative was launched in 2009. In 2022, the stormwaves of history that have rushed through the region have brushed aside the EaP to a marginal position. Rather than trying to revive the initiative, the EU should reorient its efforts in the region to enlargement policy with a focus on Ukraine and Moldova.

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