Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST)

Council of the EU

The Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia handles all aspects of EU relations and cooperation with countries in Eastern Europe (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).

Its work also includes frameworks for multilateral cooperation, such as:

  • the European Neighbourhood Policy, in particular the Eastern Partnership
  • Arctic issues (at a general level)