The paper examines how the cooperation with the EU has been influencing public sector, legal and economic reforms in EU’s Eastern neighbourhood by means of engaging the local political elites. The developments in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as the situation in Armenia, regarding the perspective for its further participation in the Eastern Partnership, are reviewed.
Note: This piece was originally published in EURINT 2016 | THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP UNDER STRAIN – Time for a rethink? | Vol. 3, and reprinted here with permission of the author, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.