Disappointing Eastern Partnership Summit ends

Vilnius, 4 December 2013 - The third Eastern Partnership Summit has come to an end, but while EU leaders in Vilnius are trying to put a positive spin on the event, it has been overshadowed by its failures. 

Moldova and Georgia did actually sign associate agreements, including deep and comprehensive Free Trade Agreements with the EU. However Ukraine, in the midst of much controversy, did not. 

The Eastern Partnership is an initiative of the European Union governing their relationship with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. It is intended to provide a platform for discussions on trade, economic strategy, travel agreements, and other issues between the EU and its eastern neighbours.