Articles on EaP

Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country (Commentary)

Günther Fehlinger and Andreas Umland - 29 January 2018

Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the Western Balkan states for their future EU membership. 

Ukraine on the brink of kleptocracy (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 05 January 2018

Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

Debacle in the Donbas (Commentary)

Valentin Torba - 24 November 2017

The Donbas is seeing a coup within a coup, as two of the leading separatists turn on each other.

Easing the EU’s Eastern Partnership fatigue (Commentary)

Jana Kobzova - 16 November 2017

The EU is right to demand reforms from its Eastern Partners – but its own expectations need to adjust to the region’s realities

Make laws not war: Ukrainian president and parliament push for peace resolution in Donbas (Commentary)

Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy - 23 October 2017

New laws to strengthen Ukraine's control over Donbas and pave the way for conflict resolution.

Donbas war will be won by force of example, not arms (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 16 October 2017

Those who argue that reform must take second place to military victory are in effect cheerleading for the kleptocrats.

Is peace in Donbas possible? (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 October 2017

An ambitious international peacekeeping and transition operation is badly needed in the Donbas.

Europe seen from Ukraine (Commentary)

Hanna Hopko - 15 September 2017

A strong Europe needs a strong Ukraine

Putin’s peacekeepers: Beware of Russians bearing gifts (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 11 September 2017

The West should engage with Russia's peacekeeping proposal - but skeptically and with clear conditions.

Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 27 April 2017

The European Union is absent from diplomatic efforts to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine but obsessed with a misguided even-handedness.