Eastern Partnership - historic opportunity
"European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern Partnership are European Union's priorities. For the first time, countries of Eastern Europe, including of the South Caucasus, have been offered a chance to integrate politically and economically with the European Union. Irrespective of whether our partners are interested in full membership or just close cooperation, they can count on EU support in launching far-reaching reforms. The cooperation is based on common EU values, such as: freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
Every partner country can introduce reforms at a pace and in a scope of its choosing. The most ambitious societies will benefit the most from the opportunities provided by a common market and the European Union's political support. The effect could produce a genuine civilization leap and the attainment of stability, security and prosperity comparable to that enjoyed by countries of Western Europe. This attractive prospect should encourage partner countries to rapidly modernize their economies and to build democratic institutions.
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