FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 14 (2013)   

Lithuaniaís presidency gamble:
The activeness of Vilnius is pushing the EUís Eastern Partnership forward

Published 29.10.2013

Kristi Raik
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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The role of the rotating Council presidency in the EUís external affairs has diminished considerably. Yet the most visible priority for the Lithuanian presidency is the EUís Eastern Partnership. Working through the EU institutions, Lithuania is aiming to shape Europeís geopolitical map for decades to come.