Gender and Human Security: A View from the Baltic Sea Region
January 21, 2019

LATVIAN INTERESTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

In November 2013 the historic signing of the Association Agreements (AA) between the European Union and four Eastern Partnership (EAP) countries, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, was supposed to be the highlight of the first Lithuanian presidency of the Council of the European Union. In a few weeks time Latvia will host the EAP Summit, which is supposed to be a continuation of the decisions and policies adopted in Vilnius. Therefore, the editorial board of the journal has decided to devote a special edition exclusively to EAP issues, thus contributing to the on- going debate on what will be the core of the Riga Summit and the decisions relevant to the future of the policy which will be taken by European leaders. 

Content of the special issue 
Editor᾽s Note 
I European perspective on Eastern Partnership Policy: A View from out -side
Gunda Reire. From Borders to Frontiers: The Inescapable Fate of Eastern Europe 
Toms Rostoks. Geopolitical Transformations and the EU Eastern Partnership Policy 
Geoffrey Pridham. The European Union and the Ukrainian Crisis: Aims, Achievements, Failures and Problems 
Māris Cepurītis. Six Years of Eastern Partnership: Latvian Perspective 

II Future of Eastern Partners hip : A View from in -side
Denis Cenusa. Post-Vilnius Moldova: Between Reform Shortcomings and Geopolitical Dilemmas 
Stepan Grigoryan. The Key Areas of Cooperation with the EU for Keeping the Route Towards Democracy in Armenia 
Alexander Motyl. Ukraine and the European Union 
David Zalkaliani. Georgia Awaiting the Riga Summit 

III Interviews
Ina Strazdiņa. “You cannot serve them all from the same pot” Interview with Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
Ina Strazdiņa. Nice National Touch. Interview with Ambassador Marco Peronaci, Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the EU 

IV Current Issues of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Edgars Kiukucāns. Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union — Current Issues in the Common Security and Defence Policy