The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit


For a Stronger Economy, Governance, Connectivity & Society…

The 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on 24 November. It will bring together heads of state or government of European Union member states with those of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

The summit will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who, together with the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, will represent the European Union.

The six partner countries will be represented by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Pavel Filip and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

EaP Leaders will take stock of what has been achieved since the last summit in Riga in 2015 and look forward to future cooperation. The summit will allow them to discuss how to further strengthen cooperation in the four priority areas agreed in Riga: stronger economy, governance, connectivity and society. The summit is due to adopt a joint declaration.

Ahead of the Eastern Partnership Summit: Understanding the EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade


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«Küçük» ama «Marifeti Büyük» ülkeler…


…ve Dış Politikası dibe vuran «Büyük” ve Güçlü”»Türkiye…

Bilgi, her alanda güç demektir. Hiç şüphesiz, buna dış politika/diplomasi de dâhildir. Türkiye’de ortada olana bakıldığında, Ankara’nın, ya bilgiye-bilgi üretimine yatırım yapmadığı ya da bundan her neyi anlıyorsa, bu anlayışının ve bu anlayışa dayalı uygulamasının işe yaramadığı çıkarılmaktadır. Dış politikada dip yapmış değerli (!) yalnızlık, bunun çok somut bir işareti niteliğindedir.


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Trump effect in NATO…


NATO to increase non-US spending by 4.3 percent in 2017

⚔ NATO Defence Ministers met today (29 June 2017), taking stock of the Alliance’s work towards fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO-EU cooperation.

⚔ In response to Trump’s pressure, allies who are not yet meeting a previously-agreed-upon target of 2 percent of annual GDP being spent on defense have agreed to step up efforts to move toward that goal.

⚔ Allies are also expected to announce individual figures for defense expenditures, after approval by NATO ambassadors, with the overall spending for 2017 at some $280 billion.

⚔ Stoltenberg on June 28 announced that NATO allies — with the exception of the United States — will increase defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, marking a cumulative $46 billion increase since 2014.

⚔ Currently, 25 out of 29 NATO allies plan to raise defense spending this year. NATO sets a goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense for each member, but only the United States, Britain, Estonia, Greece, and Poland now meet that guideline, leaving the United States shouldering about 70 percent of the alliance’s expenditures.

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EU-Japan Summit, 06/07/2017


To announce a political agreement on the EU – Japan free trade agreement and the Strategic partnership agreement

☯ The EU-Japan summit will take place on 6 July in Brussels. At the summit, leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

☯ EU and Japan leaders are expected to announce a political agreement on the EU-Japan free trade agreement and the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement.

§ EU trade agreements

§ A new EU trade agreement with Japan

☯ Leaders will discuss measures to strengthen the EU-Japan partnership on security. Ongoing cooperation on counter-terrorism will be intensified, focussing on capacity building with third countries, tackling terrorism financing and foreign terrorist fighters. Leaders will also discuss cooperation in the fields of energy, science and technology, development, import restrictions and data protection.

☯ Leaders will stress their commitment to promote an open and fair global economy and refrain from all forms of protectionism. EU and Japan leaders will highlight their commitment to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate. They will also reaffirm their commitment to strengthen their cooperation on migration issues.

☯ Leaders will address recent developments in EU’s and Japan’s respective neighbourhoods, including the situation in the Korean peninsula. Leaders will also discuss the situation in Ukraine, Syria, as well as in the East and South China seas.

§ Sommet UE-Japon, 06/07/2017:
l’Accord de libre-échange et l’accord de partenariat stratégique entre l’UE et le Japon.


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EU – Foreign Affairs Council – 19 June 2017 in Luxembourg.


Ministres se préparent pour le sommet!

Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: The discussion is expected to cover all of the five priority areas for work on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, which includes: security and defence, building resilience and an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, strengthening the nexus between internal and external policies, updating existing or preparing new regional and thematic strategies and stepping up public diplomacy efforts.

EU-NATO Cooperation: The Council will adopt conclusions on the report, welcoming progress made in the implementation of the common set of proposals and calling for further steps in the same direction. The report highlights the width and depth of the EU-NATO relationship and outlines the key results obtained so far in the implementation of the common set of proposals, that is the 42 actions endorsed by the respective Councils of both organisations in December 2016. The report underlines the progress made in the 7 areas identified in the 2016

Counter-terrorism: The Council is expected to reiterate its strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purpose. Noting that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that the EU has a vital interest in continuing to work with partners at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels in countering this diverse threat.

Migration : One year after the launch of the partnership framework, foreign ministers will take stock of the progress made regarding the EU’s comprehensive approach to effectively manage the external aspects of migration in key countries of origin and transit, on the basis of the 4th progress report by the High Representative and the Commission.

Iraq : Council is expected to highly commend the Iraqi Government of Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi security forces for the significant advances they have made in the military campaign against Da’esh over the past months. It is also due to reiterate its steadfast support for Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Conseil des affaires étrangères


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NATO Brüksel Zirvesi: Başarının Şifresi…

ABD – İngiltere – Türkiye!


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The State of Play of Bilateral Engagement with EU Neighbourhood Policy Partners!


What progress has been registered in the area of good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights?

The ENP was reviewed in 2015 to respond to the new challenges of an evolving neighbourhood. Today’s report shows results following a new approach based on differentiation, joint ownership and flexibility.

The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) reinvigorated the relations between the European Union and its neighbours to the East and South, with a greater focus on stabilisation, resilience and security.

A tailor made approach with each and every country, to ensure it addresses the real needs and interests, for the sake of all our citizens.

The reviewed ENP has mobilised significant support to reforms in four priority areas: good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights; economic development for stabilisation; security; migration and mobility.

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