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Learning from Past Experiences: Ways to Improve EU Aid on Reforms in the Eastern Partnership
Learning from Past Experiences: Ways to Improve EU Aid on Reforms in the Eastern Partnership

Author(s): Elżbieta Kaca, Anita Sobják, Konrad Zasztowt
Subject(s): Politics, Civil Society, Governance, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Caucasus; Eastern Europe; Eastern Partnership; Europe; European integration; European Union; European Union foreign policy; Georgia; Moldova; Ukraine
Summary/Abstract: With financial and political crisis looming over Ukraine, the region of the Eastern Partnership is facing a period of increasing uncertainty. How effective is EU aid on reforms as a tool for easing and encouraging the transformation process in those countries? Does aid translate into real changes in the lives of ordinary people, or are reforms on paper merely a façade for corrupt and disengaged governments? And what lessons for the future can be learnt from the EU’s seven-year experience of aid delivery in the East?

  • Page Count: 54
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English