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EAP Think Bridge - № 2019-12 - Sad Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership
EAP Think Bridge - № 2019-12 - Sad Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership

Author(s): Sevinç Aliyeva, Lasha Tughushi, Natalia Sterkul, Sergiy Gerasymchuk, Hennadiy Maksak, Richard Giragosian, Yuri Tsarik
Subject(s): Regional Geography, Civil Society, Governance, Security and defense, Present Times (2010 - today), Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: PIC Promotion of the Intercultural Cooperation
Keywords: Nikol Pashinyan; border tensions betwwen Georgia and Azerbaijan;
Summary/Abstract: May was the month of conclusions and careful forecasts for the Eastern Partnership. The decade of the policy was celebrated in the EU in a full sway and with fanfare, but without serious decisions on a political agenda, without a summit, without a general declaration and without a clear vision for new horizons. What this means for the region and what kind of misty contours are outlined for the cooperation in European institutions and partner countries, Hennady Maksak analyzed. Meanwhile, the Eastern Partnership is far from being calm. In Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan again called on supporters to take the streets, forgetting, probably, that he is now the leader of the state, not the opposition and the methods for the belated justice reform will have to be divergent from revolutionary. The old tensions over the border escalated in Georgia and Azerbaijan. After a short conflict, the common demarcation commission resumed its work in the disputed area. Belarus again felt the political and economic pressure of Russia in May, but it seems that Minsk took into account past mistakes and changed tactics when discussing integration issues. The political crisis in Moldova reached its apogee: the newly elected parliament has not yet been able to agree on the coalition. Democrats and socialists took the last chance to come to an agreement, otherwise extraordinary elections cannot be avoided. Ukraine, meanwhile, is preparing for dramatic changes. The newly elected president dissolved parliament and called on the Cabinet of Ministers to resign. As events develop in the Eastern Partnership, we are following in our analysts’ reviews from each of the countries of the region. //// CONTENT: Armenia: Crisis within the government // Richard Giragosian, Regional Studies Center // Azerbaijan: Tensions with Georgia over the borderline // Belarus: The planned elections and an unplanned crisis // Georgia: Political perspective through a prism of elections in one district // Moldova: A new round of political games // Ukraine before “a perfect storm” // Analytica: The sad anniversary of Eastern Partnership // Armenia’s revolution continues

  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English