Today, the leaders of the EU, of the EU member states and of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries will meet for the sixth Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, will chair the meeting. President Michel and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will represent the EU.
The Eastern partners present at the summit will comprise Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Belarus has suspended its participation in the Eastern Partnership but the EU continues to cooperate with the people of Belarus.
The summit will reaffirm and reinforce the joint commitment to foster stability and cooperation, to pursue necessary reforms, to define common future priorities, and to mobilise resources to meet the major challenges at hand.
The Summit will focus on support to five key areas – economy, governance, the environment, digital and society. These priorities build on the past achievements of the European Neighbourhood instrument, taking into account new challenges and opportunities – notably the green and digital transition, as well as the post-pandemic recovery.
The meeting will start at 16.00 and will be followed by a press conference.
A dedicated page on the EU Neighbours east website – EaP Summit page – includes all the latest news, explainers on key issues – why the summit matters, EU COVID support for the region, and the EU’s new investment plan for the EaP – factsheets highlighting national priorities for each country, and resources for media covering the Summit.
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This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.