In late 2008, at the onset of the global economic crisis which put the European Union, and especially its single currency, at the core, a new approach to Europe’s relations with its eastern neighbours was starting to take form.
It was in December when the idea of the Eastern Partnership was officially put on paper. The document, nonchalantly titled “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council – Eastern Partnership”, laid out a comprehensive framework of cooperation between the EU and its new Eastern neighbours. In its opening paragraph, it declared that the EU “has a vital interest …read more
Source: Visegrad Insight