The fifth summit of Eastern Partnership, taking place in Brussels, was a classic case of unmemorable event that other than being a photo-op delivered nothing and satisfied no one. This is perhaps unsurprising for the two fundamental reasons: mismatch of expectations and poor leadership of the initiative.
When Eastern Partnership was initiated in 2009 it was against the backdrop of expectations from EaP countries that the initiative would foster their integration with the EU. The frontrunners – Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova – were hoping for the relationship, which would eventually pave the way to membership negotiations. The others, Armenia, Azerbaijan and …read more
Source: Visegrad Insight