Meeting Russia’s challenge to EU’s Eastern Partnership

Thorvaldur Gylfason, Per Magnus Wijkman 25 January 2014

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EU’s Eastern Partnership is in turmoil after its Summit in Vilnius on 29 November 2013. Only Georgia and Moldova of the four partner countries that had successfully negotiated Association agreements with the EU, including Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs), initialed them at the Summit.1 In September, President Sargsyan, motivated by the threatened loss of Russia’s security guarantee vis-à-vis Azerbaijan, had informed the EU that Armenia would not initial its Association agreement but instead join Russia’s proposed Eurasian Customs Union.

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Topics:  Politics and economics

Tags:  Russia, EU, Ukraine, Eastern Partnership

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