Archive - Jul 16, 2012


Lithuanian Prime Minister to meet with Polish counterpart in Warsaw next week

Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius is going to Poland next week to meet with the country's Prime Minister Donald Tusk, diplomatic sources have confirmed to BNS on Friday. READ MORE

The U.S. and EU Participate in Trans-border Field Training Exercise with Armenia

The United States Departments of State, Defense, and Energy and the European Commission participated in a series of field training exercises with Armenia and Georgia from July 9-12.  The exercises used realistic scenarios to demonstrate and strengthen notification and response procedures in the event of illicit movement of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)-related materials. READ MORE

Ukraine Is Falling Behind Moldova, Georgia and Armenia in European Integration

By Taras Kuzio

In the European Union’s second Eastern Partnership Integration Index (EPII) report, trends evident already last year are continuing. Ukraine is moving “away from its one-time status as the ENP [European Neighborhood Policy] poster child.” This report confirms the EU’s assessment of the first year of the new ENP. “The area of deep and sustainable democracy experienced a further deterioration in 2011,” and “several leading opposition figures, including former Prime Minister Tymoshenko, were subjected to selective justice, characterized by un-transparent judicial processes,” the EPII proclaims. READ MORE