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Bratislava’s View of Eastern Partnership
Bratislava’s View of Eastern Partnership

Author(s): Attila Szép, Ľubomír Čaňo
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Eastenr Partnership; ENP; Slovakia; EU,

Summary/Abstract: The position of Slovakia towards the EaP and the partner countries derives from its long-term political goals and stances. It is in Slovakia’s interest to embrace these countries into the same area of democracy, security and prosperity, where it has been incorporated as well. Since the ENP is needed as a general framework for the EU policy in its neighborhood, the ENP review is very important for the future of the Eastern partnership. Slovakia has welcomed the initiative of the European Commission to review and optimize the European Neighborhood Policy, including its goals and instruments, reflecting on new possibilities opened by the Lisbon Treaty, as well as main developments in the EU neighborhood. As regards the Eastern Partnership, it has to strengthen its political visibility, both in member and partner states, since all the relevant bilateral EU cooperation with Eastern partners should be done under the EaP umbrella.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2010
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 73-78
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English