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The future of the Eastern Partnership – speech in plenary session

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Mr. Speaker,

The Eastern Partnership is about a partnership for freedom, democracy, rule of law, and peace. That’s what we see, but also we see all the difficulties. When I listen to the colleagues over there, and some other colleagues over there, I see even more the importance of the Eastern Partnership, laying down the infrastructure for cooperation between all these countries and together with the European Union.

But also calling for Russia to respect the sovereignty of each of these countries. Because it is only so democracy and freedom can be real. And calling upon all these governments to do more in order to get more. To secure rule of law, fight corruption and strengthen democracy. A lot of you over there, and a lot of you over there, are against that. That’s why we are supporting the Eastern Partnership, the democracy, the freedom and the rule of law.

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