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LMC 2022

Still Waiting for a Train: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia

Flash and the Pan, Waiting for a Train [1982]

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has profoundly changed the security situation of the Eastern Partnership states who have signed Association Agreements with the EU. Ukraine has a war on its territory. Twenty per cent of Georgia is occupied by Russia, which also supports Moldova’s breakaway Transnistria region. Following Ukraine’s plea to join the EU while it battled Russia’s invasion, Georgia and Moldova quickly submitted their own applications in March to join the bloc.


James Cleverly

Minister of State, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Orysia Lutsevych

Head of Ukraine Forum, Chatham House

Salome Samadashvili

Member of Parliament, Georgia

Oleg Serebrian

Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova


Toivo Klaar

Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, European Union

  • What criteria should the EU use to evaluate these countries’ candidacy?
  • What responsibilities do the EU and the applicant countries themselves have, to draw their future?
  • What messages should the EU send, and to whom?
  • The role of non-EU allies in supporting these countries’ Euro-Atlantic aspirations?

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