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European Union: Joint Declaration of the Prague Eastern Partnership Summit

The European Union initiated political, economic, and security discussions with post-Soviet Union states: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. At a conference in Prague on May 7, 2009, the joint declaration describes these negotiations and their association agreements. EU has signed agreements with Ukraine and Georgia. Russia has initiated its own negotiations with Ukraine and Georgia separatist regions.

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Media Conference Call on NATO Summit (Audio)

Speakers: Charles A. Kupchan and Jeffrey Mankoff

Listen to CFR experts Charles A. Kupchan and Jeffrey Mankoff discuss the April 3 NATO summit and its significance for the United States' relationship with Russia and the European Union.

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NATO At 60 Symposium: Session IV: NATO and the European Union (Audio)

Speakers: Stewart Eldon, General Sir John Mccoll, and Andrew Moravcsik
Presider: Robert E. Hunter

Listen to experts provide their insights on topics such as EU and NATO political and military cooperation, France’s role in NATO, EU defense policy, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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NATO At 60 Symposium: Session IV: NATO and the European Union

Speakers: Stewart Eldon, General Sir John McColl, and Andrew Moravcsik
Presider: Robert E. Hunter

Watch experts provide their insights on topics such as EU and NATO political and military cooperation, France's role in NATO, EU defense policy, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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Analysis Brief

Europe's Energy Predicament

Author: Toni Johnson

The Russia-Ukraine gas dispute has heightened interest in diversifying EU energy sources. Climate change policies, environmental concerns, and economic hurdles stand in the way.

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Report on the Implementation of the European Security Strategy: “Providing Security in a Changing World”

The EU introduction to this report states: “The European Council adopted the European Security Strategy (ESS) in December 2003. For the first time, it established principles and set clear objectives for advancing the EU's security interests based on our core values. It is comprehensive in its approach and remains fully relevant. This report does not replace the ESS, but reinforces it. It gives an opportunity to examine how we have fared in practice, and what can be done to improve implementation.”

Additional EU security strategies were released in 2010 and in 2015.

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The Financial Crisis: A European Perspective

Speaker: Christine Lagarde
Presider: Peter Ackerman

As the financial crisis spreads across the Atlantic, Europe's four largest economies are working to formulate a coordinated response. At the end of what promises to be a significant week for Europe, join French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for a European perspective of the financial crisis and a discussion of possible policy options.

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