VIRTUAL EVENT

Uncertainty in the Time of COVID-19:

The Future of Eastern Partnership Countries

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Corina Rebegea

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The world’s attention has been understandably focused on battling COVID-19. The crisis has revealed, and in some cases exacerbated, a number of domestic vulnerabilities, while at the same time offering hostile foreign actors new opportunities to undermine transatlantic cohesion. Particularly affected by the far reaching implications of the global pandemic crisis are countries on Eastern Europe’s frontlines – Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The three countries have been going through a long series of security and political transformations that risk being obfuscated by the current health crisis. Recently, they have received important financial assistance to mitigate the effects of the crisis from the EU. However, the EU is considering the future of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) framework, which seems to be losing steam and throws Western support for Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia into question.

Panelists considered: what are the implications of COVID-19 for existing challenges that these countries are facing; what are the domestic and transatlantic responses to these challenges; what is the future of regional cooperation; and what can Western partners do to increase resilience in EaP countries?

Moderator 
Corina Rebegea, Fellow-in-Residence, CEPA

Speakers

Oksana Syroid, Co-Chair, Lviv Security Forum
Nicu Popescu, Director, Wider Europe Program, European Council on Foreign Relations
Tengiz Pkhaladze, Associate Professor, Georgian Institute of Public Affairs


 

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