The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “The Eastern Partnership beyond Summitry“.
The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Panagiota Manoli, Member of the ENC Academic Council and Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese.
This ENC Analysis sheds light on the implementation of the EaP at times of prolonged volatility placing emphasis on the progress marked and its key drivers. Dr. Manoli claims that the EaP advances when some of the following enabling conditions are met: institutionally bound commitment of partner countries’ elites is present, incentives for EaP implementation on both the EU and the EaP partners’ side are strong, joint ownership is built on the active engagement of other actors than then government and an enabling external stimulus exist. This paper claims that the EaP should remain closely connected to the EU’s internal policy agenda and equally linked to the policy priorities of the partner countries. It should not remain hostage to a single issue but advance its comprehensive resilience building agenda.
The full analysis is available in the PDF version below.