Germany’s minister of state for Europe delivered a blunt message to a gathering of the Eastern Partnership, organised in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Thursday (11 July): unless reforms in Eastern Europe speed up, its young people will leave to find a better life in Western Europe.
An “Association Agreements plus” with a secretariat, a rotating presidency, and the creation of a regional economic area. These could be the next steps for the "Eastern Partnership" (EaP) launched 10 years ago, writes Prof. Jacek Czaputowicz.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday (16 January) Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union.
Belarus will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, for visits of up to five days, according to a presidential decree signed yesterday (9 January).
The heads of European Union institutions were given a mandate to plan a possible summit meeting with Turkish leaders in the coming months, Council President Donald Tusk said after the EU summit on Thursday (15 December).
The European Union is putting its credibility and reputation at risk by letting internal political wrangling stall a promised easing of visa requirements for Ukraine and Georgia, the head of the European Council said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan yesterday (20 September) demanded international action against the US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom he accuses of orchestrating an aborted coup d’état against him.