"Eastern Partnership" summit declaration adopted

"Eastern Partnership" summit declaration adopted
# 29 November 2013 11:41 (UTC +04:00)

Over the past two years, significant progress has been made in different areas of the Eastern Partnership programme: visa liberalization, transport, energy, education and youth, environment and research, development of civil society.

In the joint declaration, the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries have stated their determination to continue developing close relations and collaboration in strategically important fields. The goals set for the years ahead include the further advancement of democracy, ensuring respect for human rights and continuing judicial reforms. Primary focus will be placed on the implementation of association agreements with respective countries. Essential progress in visa liberalization will also be on top of the programme's future agenda. Energy interconnections will be remodeled and energy security will be mutually enhanced to gradually integrate Eastern partners into the EU energy internal market.

Next "Eastern Partnership" summit will be held in Riga, Latvia in the first half of 2015.

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