The limits of Europe: The future of the EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbours

12. December 2014

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When twelve new members joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007, the borders of the Union shifted further towards the East. This paper examines the relationship of the EU with its Eastern Neighbourhood; the six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine – and Russia. Special attention is paid to the potential opportunities arising out of these relationships from the youth perspective of FutureLab Europe and the measures that its young participants deem necessary in order for these opportunities to be seized.

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No More Missed Opportunities

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Europe@debate in Helsinki – The limits of Europe: The future of the EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbours

12. December 2014 The position paper on “The limits of Europe: The future of the EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbours“ written by FutureLab Europe openned the the Europe@debate on 9 December at Eurooppasali in Helsinki. Carl Haglund, Finnish Minister of Defence, responded in his keynote speech to some of the issues raised, followed by a panel … Continue reading Europe@debate in Helsinki – The limits of Europe: The future of the EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbours