H.E. Linas Linkevičius
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Republic of Lithuania
Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
On November 28 and 29, 2013, Lithuania hosted the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius during which Ukraine and Armenia rebuffed the offer of further European integration, while Moldova and Georgia defied Moscow’s objections and took the next decisive step in drawing closer to the European Union. Following the summit, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have demonstrated on the streets of Kiev and other cities to protest President Yanukovych’s decision. The EU remains committed to bringing its eastern neighbors closer to Europe in order to ensure a politically and economically stable region; however, recent events raise questions about the viability of the EU’s strategy.
The Atlantic Council invites you to an insider briefing and first-hand account of what really happened at the Vilnius Summit and how European leaders intend to develop the Eastern Partnership. H.E. Linas Linkevičius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania during the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will brief Atlantic Council members around the world via conference call. The event will be moderated by Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson.
The Eastern Partnership has been one of the priorities of the Lithuanian EU Presidency, and Minister Linkevičius has been a leader in the evolution of the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy. This event will be on-the-record and time will be provided for questions and answers.
Members' Conference Call Series
This conference call is part of a larger series of Atlantic Council members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy experts on the most relevant topics of the day.
The passcode is 145742.