New Publication Free Access by the South Caucasus EPLO Branch "RELATIONS WITH ITS EASTERN NEIGHBORHOOD AS SEEN THROUGH EU PRESIDENCY PROGRAMS 2001-2021″
This paper attempts to analyze the evolving relations between the European Union and the so-called “Association Trio” (hereafter Trio) of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova which signed with the EU Association Agreements including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The work also discusses those relations regional developments vis-à-vis these countries from the beginning of the 2000s.
The goal here was to illustrate, through the lenses of EU presidency programs, how the relations between the Union and the regional states have been eveloping for the last 20 years. At the same time, the authors attempted to underline the significance of such EU documents which reflect the Union’s main priorities as well as practical measures for their implementation. The EU presidency programs are indeed strategy documents which shape the European Union’s work in the short and medium-term.