03 Dec 2013

A post-mortem of the Vilnius Summit: Not yet a ‘Thessaloniki moment’ for the Eastern Partnership

Steven Blockmans / Hrant Kostanyan

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In assessing the third Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit at Vilnius on November 28-29th, this CEPS Commentary concludes that the event fell far short of its initial ambition to define the geopolitical finalité of EU-EaP relations by projecting a path towards future accession to the EU for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Steven Blockmans is CEPS Senior Research Fellow and Head of the EU Foreign Policy unit. Hrant Kostanyan is a Research Fellow at CEPS.