NEW EUROPEAN NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY: KEY POINTS FOR AZERBAIJAN
Successful eastern enlargement brings the borders of the European Union (EU) close to the Post-Soviet countries, namely, Azerbaijan,
Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. In order to ensure close political association and high degree of economic integration with their eastern neighboring countries the EU members launched the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP), which became a key part of the foreign strategy of the EU. For instance, the ENP launched in 2004 aims to develop a zone of prosperity and a friendly neighborhood, a “ring of friends” in particular, with whom the EU can enjoy close, peaceful and cooperative relations.