Ukraine: To build bridges we need peace!

We are shocked and appalled by the unprecedented aggression against Ukraine as one of our key partners in on-going bridge-building activities. Bridges cannot be built if pillars are being destroyed. Mutual exchange and dialogue – including those with Russian colleagues as in our recent BBinar – must continue, and we will also continue to promote peaceful development, with social protection and social policies as cornerstones of citizens’ wellbeing. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its people, and with all members of the Eastern Partnership as important pillars for peaceful developments in the region – to facilitate welfare in Europe, warfare must stop!