MEPs to advocate trust fund for Eastern partners
A trust fund for Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova should be a concrete result of the November 2017 Eastern Partnership Summit, MEPs are likely to stress in a debate on Tuesday and a vote on Wednesday.
The draft resolution also recommends creating an “Eastern Partnership Plus” model for associated countries that have made substantial progress on EU-related reforms in order to offer them the possibilities of joining the Customs Union, Energy Union, Digital Union or even the Schengen area and abolishing mobile roaming tariffs.
The Eastern Partnership was launched in 2009 to deepen political and economic ties between the EU and the six Eastern European partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
The 5th Eastern Partnership summit will take place in Brussels on 24 November 2017.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate: Tuesday, 14 November
Vote: Wednesday, 15 November