(D&FW) The Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Riga did not bring unexpectedly good news to Georgia. The EU restated their support for Georgia’s European path and congratulated it on achieved progress. But Georgians will have to wait visa-free travels at least until the end of this year, when the EU officials will evaluate Georgia’s progress once more.
As expected, the final declaration was not stronger than the one signed in Vilnius in 2013, which does not suggest that EaP is a road towards EU integration. This was restated by German chancellor Angela Merkel in the beginning of the meeting: “The Eastern Partnership is not an instrument for enlargement of the European union, but it is an instrument of rapprochement with the European Union.” […]
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