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Ukrainian analyst: Eastern Partnership has not achieved much

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, June 2
The achievements of the Eastern Partnership Programme are currently very modest, thinks Ukrainian political analyst and Director of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Institute Alexander Sushko. He suggests however that Ukraine’s participation in the Eastern Partnership Programme is the right decision for facilitating deeper integration with the EU.

Sushko says that this integration depends not only on the formats of meetings between the two sides but on the readiness of both to take new steps forward. There is currently no synchronisation between Eastern Partnership countries. The EU has offered a global concept of how it sees the partnership but each individual country has to choose for itself how to proceed with the programme.