On the occasion of the visit of the President of the Republic of Georgia, Mr Giorgi MARGVELASHVILI to EU institutions and NATO in Brussels, the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe, in collaboration with the Mission of Georgia to the European Union, organized the conference: "The Eastern Partnership – A Partnership of Free Choice: What Future for EU-Neighbourhood Relations?", which took place on Monday, 11 May 2015, in the European Parliament.
Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER, Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, opened the conference and moderated, as well as contributed to, the discussion in the first panel on the current review process of the ENP and the future of the Eastern Partnership.
In addition to President MARGVELASHVILI, the first panel was comprised of Mr Johannes HAHN, Commissioner for the European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations; Mr Ioan MIRCEA PASCU, Vice-President of the European Parliament; Mr Ojārs KALNINS, Member of the Parliament of Latvia and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; and Mr Gunnar WIEGAND, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, Regional Cooperation and OSCE at the EEAS.
The second panel was chaired by Mr Roland FREUDENSTEIN, Deputy Director of the Martens Center for European Studies and benefited from presentations by Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Ms Tamar BERUCHASHVILI; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ms Olena ZERKAL; Head of the Mission of Moldova to the EU, Mr Eugen KARA; and Mr Richard YOUNGS, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe.
The presentation by President MARGVELASHVILI can be viewed here.