Cover Osteuropa 11/2011

In Osteuropa 11/2011

Less is More
Lessons Learned from Deadlock in the Eastern Partnership

Eckart D. Stratenschulte, Weronika Priesmeyer-Tkocz

Deutsche Fassung


The September 2011 Eastern Partnership summit in Warsaw was a sad affair. No amount of summit rhetoric can gloss over the fact. The European Union is dissatisfied with the partner states. And the partner states are disappointed in the EU. The Neighbourhood Policy has reached an impasse. It is time for a reassessment. The Eastern Partnership should concentrate on those states that have a real interest in Europeanisation: Moldova and Georgia. And the EU should pursue only a few very specific projects with them.

(Osteuropa 11/2011, pp. 7–26)