Eastern Partnership Summit: Demonstrating EU Commitment to Closer Relations

On 21-22 May, EU leaders will meet representatives of the eastern partner countries on the occasion of the fourth Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga – the occasion to demonstrate the EU’s determination to pursue closer, differentiated relations with its partners. Leaders will reaffirm the importance of the reform agenda and the EU’s support towards its implementation.

Discussions will particularly focus on cooperation projects aiming at:

  • enforcing state building and rule of law and helping partner countries strengthen institutions and resilience to external challenges
  • developing market opportunities with a specific focus on the digital economy field
  • ensuring energy security and improving interconnections
  • enhancing mobility and contacts between people

Conflict resolution in the region will also be high on the agenda, both in relation to the crisis in Ukraine, and other unresolved conflicts in the region.

The summit is chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk who, together with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, will represent the EU. It is hosted by the Prime Minister of Latvia.

Source: enpi-info.eu

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