Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Bureau Message to the Eastern Partnership Leaders Video-Teleconference on 18 June, 2020

On the occasion of the Video Teleconference of the Leaders of the Eastern Partnership to be held on 18 June 2020,

The Euronest PA Bureau addresses the following message to the Heads of State and Government, in accordance with Article 18 of the Rules of Procedure of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.

Photo of the 8th Euronest PA Session

8th Ordinary Session of the Euronest PA - 8-10 December 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The 8th Ordinary Session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly took place from Sunday, 8 December 2019 to Tuesday, 10 December 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.


Five resolutions were adopted at the 8th Euronest PA Session.

Statement of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly on the release of Dr Vazha Gaprindashvili

Tbilisi, 9 December 2019

Statement of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly

on the release of Dr. Vazha Gaprindashvili

9 December, 2019

The EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly,
  1. Calls for the immediate release of Dr. Vazha Gaprindashvili, a well-known Georgian physician  and  president  of  the  Association  of  Orthopedists  and  Traumatologists of Georgia, who was sentenced by the de facto authorities in Georgia's Tskhinvali region on November 15 to two months of pretrial detention;

  2. Condemns the unlawful detention of the doctor by the de-facto authorities and calls for  all  charges  against  him  to  be  dropped and  to  ensure  unhindered  access  to  the region in line with international humanitarian law;

  3. Urges the international community  to use necessary  peaceful means  to achieve the release of doctor Vazha Gaprindashvili in the occupied Tskhinvali region;

  4. Reiterates its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.


Brussels, 13 May 2019

by the Co-Presidents of the Euronest PA Rebecca Harms and Borys Tarasyuk

on the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership

"Today, we had the honour, in our capacity as Co-Presidents of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, to address the Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting that marked the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership.
Launched in May 2009 as a common endeavour of the EU Member States, the EU Institutions and the Eastern Neighbours, the Eastern Partnership has been founded on our common values and mutual interest, in a spirit of shared ownership and responsibility, to bring tangible benefits to our citizens across the continent. We now boast a decade of joint achievements, and look forward to the further deepening and strengthening of these relations. ...."

The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (Euronest PA)

The Euronest PA was established on 3 May 2011 in Brussels, when the Presidents (or their representatives) of the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Moldovan, Ukrainian and European Parliaments signed the Assembly's Constitutive Act.

The mission of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is to promote the conditions necessary to accelerate political association and further economic integration between the European Union and the Eastern European Partners, as well as to strengthen cooperation within the region and between the region and the EU. The multi-lateral Assembly contributes to strengthening, developing and making visible the Eastern Partnership.

Euronest increases parliaments' collective leverage over topics involving citizens and people-to-people contacts: mobility, business opportunities, education, science and culture.

The number of cross border issues between the EU and its Eastern Partners has grown; they now include conflict resolution and security, trade, energy, climate changes, mobility of people. These issues require parliamentary debate and monitoring, complementing inter-governmental cooperation on the implementation of agreements between the EU and Eastern Partners.

Enabling parliaments to speak together and convey consensual messages helps to clarify political visions for the future, and to make current policies stronger and benefit the people represented.

The multi-lateral format of Euronest is particularly important, as it creates a common experience of democracy for MPs participating from countries in transition.

Euronest and the Eastern Partnership

Photo of the conference room of the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit
Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit
The joint declaration adopted at the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, held in Brussels on 24 November 2017, acknowledged the work of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly:

"The Summit participants encourage closer inter-parliamentary cooperation, dialogue and promotion of exchanges within the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly".

The Heads of State and Government attending the summit had received a message from the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, prepared by the Assembly's Bureau at the sixth session of the Assembly, held in Kyiv (Ukraine) three weeks previously.
  • Co-President Harms issued the following statement:

    "The Eastern Partnership Summit was a good opportunity to mark the EU and Eastern Partners' renewed commitment for the way ahead. Stimulated by the association agreements and other new partnership agreements with the European Union, some of our Eastern Partner countries have made remarkable progress on the way of European integration, but we are also facing stumbling blocks and barriers.

    "The path forward towards rule of law and democracy is neither a short nor a straightforward one. The EU has gained worthwhile experience in supporting the fight against corruption, the establishment of stable institutions and independent judiciary.

    "Based on the principles of differentiation and inclusiveness, the EU and Eastern Partners should make an effort to make the implementation of reforms smoother and sustainable. There are ambitious aspirations and there is a strong demand for a clear political perspective towards European integration, which we have to support.

    "The numerous unresolved conflicts in the region should be tackled via additional mediation efforts and initiatives, also with the participation of the EU. This is a request coming from the people and we have, as EU, tremendous responsibilities in terms of security on our continent."