An ambitious Eastern Partnership policy for a strong Europe

What policy changes do the EU and its member states need to envisage if the EU is to act more geopolitically and increase its influence in the Eastern neighbourhood?

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Guests

Linas Linkevičius, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence of Lithuania
Petra Gombalová Kyslingerová, Head of Division, Eastern Partnership, Regional Cooperation & OSCE, EEAS
Pierre Vimont, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe; former Secretary General, European External Action Service; former Ambassador of France to the United States

Chaired by

Nicu Popescu, Director, Wider Europe Programme, ECFR

In recent years there have been increasing calls on the EU to act more geopolitically in its Eastern neighbourhood. What policy changes do the EU and its member states need to envisage if the EU is to act more geopolitically and increase its influence in the Eastern neighbourhood? Is the Eastern Partnership a good vehicle for developing such new policies? What other policy channels could be used for that? What are the possible risks and costs associated with a more ambitious EU?