Eastern Partnership lost its attractiveness - expert
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 21
By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:
A certain split in the Eastern Partnership program occurred after some countries joined in, and some refused to sign the EU Association Agreement, Timofey Bordachev, director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), told Trend.
Bordachev, who is also head of the Eurasian Program of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, said that the cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program, which lost its attractiveness long ago, almost came to naught.
The Eastern Partnership is a project of the European Union (EU), the main aim of which is the development of integration ties of the EU with six post-Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
Commenting on the issue of lifting of the EU visa regime with Ukraine and Georgia, Bordachev noted that these countries will get a visa-free regime in the end, but with a million limitations.
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