The proposal fo a European Political Community (EPC) made by Emmanuel Macron on 9th May 2022 in Strasbourg was a response to the historic geopolitical challenges posed for Europe by the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Launched in Prague on 6th October 2022, the EPC has since gained traction in Europe’s capitals. A second Summit took place in Moldova on 1st June 2023. While a consensus has emerged on the need to continue and upgrade the initiative, much remains to be done to delineate its contours, flesh out its strategic purpose and agree on the mechanics of its workings.
Authors: Florent MARCIACQ, Research Associate, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI); Deputy Secretary General, Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (ÖFZ); Senior Fellow, Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE); Denis CENUSA, Associate Expert, Eastern European Studies Centre; Program Director, Think Tank Expert-Group in Moldova; and Ioannis ARMAKOLAS, Associate Professor, University of Macedonia; Senior Research Fellow & Head of ELIAMEP’s South-East Europe Programme
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