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  • 16/04/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Human Rights Defender in Azerbaijan Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Human Rights Defender in Azerbaijan <p>The six and a half year custodial sentence imposed by an Azerbaijan court on Mr Rasul Jafarov, a well-known human rights defender and respected partner of international donors, appears harsh and disproportionate to the alleged offences on which it is based.</p> 04/16/2015 22:28:48 04/16/2015 22:28:48 04/16/2015 22:28:48 04/04/2016 22:28:48 2015041622 090126248f194a53 N 090126248f194a53 /statements-eeas/2015/150416_05_en.htm 3746 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150416_05_en.htm 1 /statements-eeas/2015/150416_05_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150416_05_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the sentencing of Rasul Jafarov, a prominent Human Rights Defender in Azerbaijan
  • 01/04/2015
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the shutdown of Crimean Tatar ATR TV Statement by the Spokesperson on the shutdown of Crimean Tatar ATR TV <p>After searches of the Crimean Tatar ATR TV premises and attacks on its journalists in the past weeks, ATR TV has been taken off air.</p> 04/01/2015 16:24:00 04/01/2015 16:24:00 04/01/2015 16:24:00 04/01/2015 16:24:00 2015040116 090126248ef2034c N 090126248ef2034c /statements-eeas/2015/150401_02_en.htm 3744 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150401_02_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150401_02_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150401_02_fr.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150401_02_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Statement by the Spokesperson on the shutdown of Crimean Tatar ATR TV
  • 04/03/2015
    Joint press conference by High Representative/ Vice-President Federica MOGHERINI and Commissioner Johannes HAHN on European Neighbourhood Policy Review.

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What happens in the countries in Eastern Europe and the southern Caucasus matters to the EU. As the EU has expanded, these countries have become closer neighbours, and their security, stability and prosperity increasingly affect the EU’s. Closer cooperation between the EU and its eastern European partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – is very important for the EU's external relations.

Launched in 2009, the Eastern Partnership pdf - 832 KB [832 KB] is a joint initiative between the EU, EU countries and the eastern European partner countries. It enables partner countries interested in moving towards the EU and increasing political, economic and cultural links to do so. It is underpinned by a shared commitment to international law and fundamental values - democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms - and to the market economy, sustainable development and good governance.

The EU has put forward concrete ideas for each partner country.  The aim is to improve relations with individual countries.

On 27 June, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed Association Agreements, including on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas. These were ratified by the respective countries’ parliaments and the European Parliament. For Georgia and Moldova, they provisionally entered into force on 1 September. 

The Partnership:

  • promotes democracy and good governance
  • strengthens energy security
  • promotes sector reform and environment protection
  • encourages people-to-people contacts
  • supports economic and social development
  • provides additional funding for projects to reduce social inequality and increase stability.

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Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU launches a consultation on the future of its relations with neighbouring countries

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn are launching today a consultation on the future of the European Neighbourhood Policy(ENP)