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Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski chats with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt during a General Affairs and External Relations Council in 2009

A faltering Eastern Partnership

The Eastern Partnership has lacked a strategy since its creation in 2009. Designed to promote European values in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, the project has done little to reduce poverty and corruption in participating countries. Furthermore, the latter have often found themselves struggling to balance allegiances to Moscow and Brussels.

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