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Georgia: Stuck in the Middle With EU

Georgia: Stuck in the Middle With EU

In two weeks, on November 28 and 29, Lithuania will hold the third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius. Six Eastern countries are expected to participate: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. These summits are supposed to tighten the bonds between the EU and the Eastern countries that are no member yet, with the perspective of eventual membership. However, in doing so, the EU interferes with the traditional Russian influence in these countries.

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Hanne Cokelaere is currently studying and living in Brussels, although she often travels back and forth to Leuven, where she grew up and studied first philosophy, then European Studies. Her favorite moment of the day is breakfast, by far. The reasons for this are - granted - partly the good food and the hot drink, but mostly her morning paper.