The article presents opinions on the Eastern Partnership project and related activities in the Czech Republic's European and foreign policy. While previously the country did not place much emphasis on Eastern Europe, the factors which now made of the region an important goal for Czech foreign policy include: taking over the EU Council presidency; announcement of the Union for the Mediterranean, initiated by President Sarkozy; the Polish and Swedish initiative on Eastern Partnership; and the Russo-Georgian war in summer 2008.
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