Eastern Partnership Summit: Trade is Key to a Stronger Partnership

2021. december 14.


Press Release

Prior to the EU Eastern Partnership Summit on 15 December, EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl has called on leaders to give a new impetus to economic relations between the EU and its eastern neighbours.

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine are not only collectively an area of strategic interest to the EU, more than that they are natural trading partners. Exports to and imports from the Eastern Partnership countries have increased significantly in the last ten years and trade reached an unprecedented €65 bn in 2020. Nonetheless, there remains potential for even closer ties.

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