Choosing our Geography: 12 Points to Restore Meaning to the Eastern Partnership

Author
Elzbieta Kaca, Roderick Parkes, Anita Emőke Sobják
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
The EU is inevitably a geopolitical player, but it seeks to avoid fulfilling this role by all means. This has resulted in increased instability in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) region. In order to bring healthy political choices to its troubled eastern neighbourhood, the EU should follow a 12-point plan focusing on a more nuanced policy towards Russia, stronger regional ties between Eastern partners, tailored EU conditionalities and an integration approach better suited to EaP countries, as well as improving EU political capacities in the region.
Topic
Self Determination, European Union, Geopolitics
Political Geography
Russia, Ukraine