DISINFO: The Eastern Partnership project was originally designed as a geopolitical trap
  • Outlet: ehomd.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 21, 2021
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • Countries / regions discussed: Georgia, EU, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine
Eastern Europe Eastern Partnership

DISINFO: The Eastern Partnership project was originally designed as a geopolitical trap


The Eastern Partnership project itself does not imply the development of a successful state, because it was originally designed as a geopolitical trap.


A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Eastern Partnership.

The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint policy initiative which aims to deepen and strengthen relations between the European Union (EU), its Member States and its six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

The Eastern Partnership initiative is not a geopolitical trap. The Eastern Partnership (EaP) was established as a specific Eastern dimension of the European Neighborhood Policy, which contains both a bilateral and multilateral track.

Read more on the most repeated myths about the Eastern Partnership initiative.


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