the European Commission and the High representative of the European Union for foreign Affairs and security policy published proposals on a long-term political goals of the Eastern partnership for the period after 2020. They aim to expand trade, strengthen ties and deepen economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening of democratic institutions, the rule of law, environmental and climate resilience, support digital transformation and the promotion of equitable transformation.
"We send a very clear signal to our Eastern partners, we can help you to build a strong economy and create economic growth and jobs, attracting foreign direct investment and strengthening ties in key sectors such as transport, energy and the environment. We will work closely to solve today's problems in all areas, including the ongoing pandemic COVID-19", - said the Commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement Oliver Varhelyi.
the Eastern partnership was established in 2009 with the aim of strengthening and deepening political and economic relations between the EU, its member States and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Current policy objectives were defined in the document "Final results for the year 2020", agreed by the EU in 2017.