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Integration into EU Political Families

13 June 2012
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Deeper political integration between the national parties of Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and EU political families is encouraged by the European Union. The advantages and risks of this process were discussed during a presentation of a case analysis on “Eastern Partner Countries’ National Parties’ Integration into EU Political Families”, hosted on 12 June prepared by the EU Advisory Group.
Aiming to increase public awareness about the EU’s political parties, this case study gave information on their activities, values and the principles on which they are based. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Traian Hristea expressed optimism about the prospects of integration of Armenian political parties into the European family. The ongoing integration process of Armenian political parties into their EU political families was supported and led to an observatory status for three parties (Republican party, Heritage Party and Rule of Law Party ), which are now part of the European political families.
Participants noted that the acceptance of Eastern Partner political parties into EU political families would help to enhance the EU’s knowledge and understanding of EaP countries. Furthermore, this integration implies that a national party will assume responsibilities and become more accountable for its policies as a result.

Integration into EU Political Families

Deeper political integration between the national parties of Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries and EU political families is encouraged by the European Union. The advantages and risks of this process were discussed during a presentation of a case analysis on “Eastern Partner Countries’ National Parties’ Integration into EU Political Families”, hosted on 12 June prepared by the EU Advisory Group. Aiming to increase public awareness about the EU’s political parties, this case study gave information on their activities, values and the principles on which they are based. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Traian Hristea expressed optimism about the prospects of integration of Armenian political parties into the European family. The ongoing integration process of Armenian political parties into their EU political families was supported and led to an observatory status for three parties (Republican party, Heritage Party and Rule of Law Party ), which are now part of the European political families. Participants noted that the acceptance of Eastern Partner political parties into EU political families would help to enhance the EU’s knowledge and understanding of EaP countries. Furthermore, this integration implies that a national party will assume responsibilities and become more accountable for its policies as a result.