In the first episode of the East-West Coffee Shop podcast, European Leadership Network (ELN) Policy Fellow Ben Challis sits down with Yauheni Preiherman and Katia Glod to discuss the developing situation in Belarus following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been described as the last dictator in Europe.
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As Belarus heads into its most turbulent elections in decades on 9th August, Ben Challis warns that there is an urgent need to avoid a dangerous competition for influence there between Russia and the West.
The EU’s eastern neighbourhood demands a coherent approach. The Eastern Partnership fails to deliver.
The next phase of the EU’s Eastern Partnership will be launched this week. The approach set out so far fails to deliver – at this week’s summit, leaders should address the gaps.
Tedo Japaridze argues that despite the modest outcome of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, there is still a need for Georgia to continue with its reforms. Only by continuing with westernisation can Georgia ever hope to be accepted as a European state.
Denis Cenusa highlights that the EaP in Moldova is facing a crisis of legitimacy, highlighted by a decline in public support and a rise in support for rival projects. In response the EaP must more visibly showcase its benfits to the Moldovan people as well as adapting to modern realities.
Kakha Gogolashvili outlines three innovations through which the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership can be adapted to better fit the modern political realities of the region.