Eight experts from countries that played a key role in shaping the Eastern Partnership in the EU discuss how the concepts and policies of EaP are viewed in their countries. This collection is part of ECFR’s Riga papers, a series of papers on the impact, future and possible reforms of the EaP, published ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.
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This collections shows the lines of division within Europe and explains motives on the Eastern Partnership.
The main factor shaping Spain's approach is what is thought of in Madrid as realism.
Germany will probably try to hit all the brakes it can find at Riga.
A lack of ambition in Eastern Partnership policy would be detrimental to the EU's as well as Estonia's interests.
Stockholm will without a doubt do more than its fair share to help develop a more effective policy.
The priority of the Eastern Partnership for Rome is the consilidation of democratic transition processes.
There are few signs that France will become central to building a new EU-empowered policy towards borderland countries.
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Warsaw believes that the EaP has been a success, especially in view of the developments that have taken place in the southern neighbourhood.