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Failure of the EU’s Eastern Partnership

published 9 December 2013 updated 10 December 2013

The Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius that took place on 28-29 November 2013 ended as a failure.

This was mainly due to the fiasco to achieve an agreement with Ukraine. Four of the six participating countries have distanced themselves from the EU. Only Moldova and Georgia initiated Association Agreements with the EU at the Vilnius summit. At the same time thousands of Ukrainians marched in support of the EU Eastern Partnership in the biggest demonstrations since the Orange Revolution in 2004.  The Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit is available at http://www.eu2013.lt/en/news/statements/-joint-declaration-of-the-eastern-partnership-summit-vilnius-28-29-november-2013