Disinfo: The European Union’s Eastern Partnership program has already proved fatal…

Summary

The European Union’s Eastern Partnership program has already proved fatal for Ukraine, and today it threatens the sovereignty of Belarus and several other post-Soviet countries.

Disproof

No evidence given. The Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a joint initiative involving the EU, its member states and 6 eastern European partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It is based on a commitment to the principles of international law and fundamental values - democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms. It also encompasses support for a market economy, sustainable development and good governance bit.ly/2taFO68, . What damages the Ukrainian economy most is the conflict in the east of the country bit.ly/1GGxA5M, . So too does the corruption inherited from the past bit.ly/2dbivRx, , bit.ly/2ext9zv, , on which the EU is working actively with the government of Ukraine (and progress in reforming the police, as well as the first tangible results of the work of the National anti-corruption office (NABU), show that progress is now being made against). Belarus is a voluntary partner in the EaP; its sovereignty is in no way undermined.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 77
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/07/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Ukraine, Belarus
  • Keywords: EU, Eastern Partnership, Sovereignty
  • Outlet: sputniknews.com
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