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Fourth Eastern Partnership summit in Riga

On 21-22 May 2015, EU leaders will meet with their counterparts  from the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The summit underlines the EU's commitment to the Eastern Partnership and its determination to pursue closer, differentiated relations with its  partners.

Discussions will  focus on:

  • state building and rule of law
  • market opportunities
  • energy security and interconnections
  • mobility and people-to-people contacts

Conflict resolution in the region will also be high on the agenda of the summit.

Fourth Eastern Partnership summit in Riga

On 21-22 May 2015, EU leaders will meet with their counterparts  from the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

The summit underlines the EU's commitment to the Eastern Partnership and its determination to pursue closer, differentiated relations with its  partners.

Discussions will  focus on:

  • state building and rule of law
  • market opportunities
  • energy security and interconnections
  • mobility and people-to-people contacts

Conflict resolution in the region will also be high on the agenda of the summit.

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The Council of the EU is the institution representing the member states' governments. Also known informally as the EU Council, it is where national ministers from each EU country meet to adopt laws and coordinate policies.

This website serves two closely linked institutions - the European Council and the Council of the EU. They have similar names and share the same buildings and staff - the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC). However, they have very different roles and membership. 

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