The Prague Summit of May 2009 launched a strategic and ambitious Eastern Partnership (EaP) to support Eastern European countries’ accelerated political association and economic integration with the EU. The Prague agenda included concluding Association Agreements and creating deep and comprehensive free trade areas, visa liberalization, and enhanced cooperation in various policy areas.
Has the Eastern Partnership met the expectations of its architects? Has it brought anticipated changes to the countries of the region and to their relationship with the EU? The panel will assess the last ten years of the EaP from the EU’s perspective.