Discussion “Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine: the impact of occupied territories on the EU integration process”


DSC_0003On September 19, a discussion on the impact of occupied territories of Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine on the future of Eurointegration process, on the clash of Russia’s and the EU interests in the Eastern Partnership member countries.

Russia has recently proposed deployment of the UN peacekeepers in Donbas, however not on the Ukraine – Russia frontier, but between the territories under control of rebels and Ukrainian government. In its turn, Moldova calls Russia to withdraw a part of its troops from Transdniester. Over the period of several years, Georgia has implemented significant reforms whose outcome has been diminished by Russia’s control of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. What is the Georgian, Moldovan and Ukrainian diplomats’ view of the possible course of events in the short and middle term, considering the tension in the Eastern Partnership region?

One had a possibilDSC_0038ity to get answers to these and theother questions at the discussion moderated by Andis Kudors, Executive director of the Centre for East European Policy Studies, with the participation on part of Teimuraz Janjalia, Ambassador of Georgia, Eugen Revenco, Ambassador of Moldova and Alisa Podolyak, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Ukraine.

The discussion was organized by the Embassies of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to Latvia in cooperation with the Centre for East European Policy Studies.