Belarus and Moldova invited into EU? Europe ponders countering 'resurgent' Russia(Read article summary)
At Prague summit today, EU leaders seek stronger ties with six former Soviet republics.
BERLIN – Amid fears of growing economic and political instability in several former Soviet republics, the European Union (EU) convened a summit meeting in Prague on Thursday aimed at forging a stronger partnership between the 27-member bloc and its eastern neighbors.
To get these countries to adopt political, economic, and social reforms modeled on the EU – and in return, eventually to enjoy a degree of engagement with the bloc, including free trade and visa-free travel.