The Eastern Partnership at 10: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

The Eastern Partnership at 10: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Date: May 6, 2019

Author(s):  Blockmans Steven

Language: Eng-Ukr

Work type: Policy brief

Publisher/institution: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Abstract:

The EU’s Eastern Partnership programme is often underestimated for what it has accomplished but overestimated for what it can achieve. Ten years since its formal launch on 7 May 2009, the EaP has brought sizeable benefits in terms of political association, economic relations and regulatory convergence. But the programme is not one of the EU’s strategic successes, as its founding fathers claim.