As EU-Russia relations face tensions unseen since the Cold War, the EU is pressing ahead with imminent plans to sign association agreements with Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on June 27—a move that is not likely to be welcomed by Moscow.

Carnegie Europe hosted a media call with Thomas de Waal and Jaba Devdariani, who discussed the geopolitical stakes in Eastern Europe, policy options for the EU’s new leaders, and Russia’s likely response. De Waal, who has just returned from Georgia, also commented on recent developments in the country. Judy Dempsey moderated.