The Eastern Partnership Ahead of the Riga Summit

ISDP FORUM with Professor Adrian Cioroianu, Former Foreign Minister of Romania & Dr. Svante Cornell, Director of ISDP

Wednesday, May 13, 15.00-16.30


On May 21-22, 2015, the fourth Eastern Partnership Summit will take place in Riga, Latvia for continued discussion on the partnership between EU-leaders and representatives of the EaP partner countries. At the third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in September 2013, Georgia and Moldova took steps closer to signing a free trade agreement with the European Union, while Ukraine retreated further from a possible inclusion, leading to the outbreak of violent protests in the country, which were the start of a continuing period of unrest in Ukraine. During this forum, Professor Adrian Cioroianu, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Romania and Dr. Svante Cornell, Director of ISDP, will discuss this highly current topic, give an update of the current situation and discuss possible outcomes following the Riga Summit.

Professor Adrian Cioroianu is the Dean of the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. Between 2007-2008, Professor Cioroianu served as Foreign Minister in the Romanian Governmen. Professor Cioroianu is the author of several books dealing with Romanian history, amongst others the volume “Sic Transit Gloria. The Subjective Chronicle of a Five-Year Plan Completed over Three and a Half Years”, published in 2006. Profesor Cioroianu holds a B.A. in History from the University of Bucharest and a PhD from the Université Laval in Quebec.

Dr. Svante Cornell is Director of the Institute for Security and Development Policy and Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, operated by ISDP in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS. He is one of the authors of the Silk Road Paper Looking Forward: Kazakhstan and the United States, 2014 and the author of the book Azerbaijan Since Independence, 2011.

Photo credit: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, photograph sourced from Flickr

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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