This In-Depth podcast discussion is dedicated to assessing the developments in the Eastern Partnership area in the fields of Security, Foreign Policy, Economy, Democracy and Education. The podcast follows the 5th EaP Summit of November 2017 that took place in Brussels, which introduced the new strategy concept of “principled pragmatism” in this EU policy area. In particular, the Summit was dominated by security issues and EU membership was not contemplated in the discussions. The podcast aims at addressing the new differentiated approach of the EU, which contrasts the “one size fits all” policy previously adopted. The Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EU and Armenia is the first example of such approach.
The discussion is moderated by Andreas Marazis, ENC Head Researcher for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, and features the comments and insights of Dr. Raquel Freire, Associate Professor of International Relations at the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Mr. Tony van der Togt, Senior Research Fellow for the Clingendael Netherlands Institute of International Relations.