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The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), a NATO institution, is a multilateral forum created to improve relations between NATO and non-NATO countries in Europe and those parts of Asia on the European periphery. States meet to cooperate and go to the range of political and security issues. It was formed on January 1, 1997 as the failure to the North Atlantic Cooperation Council (NACC) and works alongside the Partnership for Peace (PfP), both created post-Cold War - the former in 1991, the latter in 1994.

MembersEdit

EAPC member states

Map of EAPC membership

There are 50 members, the 28 NATO member countries and 22 partner countries. The partner countries are:

  • 6 countries that (though militarily neutral) possessed capitalist economies during the Cold War:
    • Flag of Austria.svg Austria
    • Flag of Finland.svg Finland
    • Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
    • Flag of Malta.svg Malta
    • Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
    • Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
  • 12 former Soviet republics:
    • Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
    • Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
    • Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
    • Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
    • Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
    • Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
    • Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova
    • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
    • Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
    • Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
    • Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
    • Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
  • 4 of the Former Yugoslav nations on neither side of the Iron Curtain[1] during the Cold War:
    • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia [2]
    • Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
    • Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_curtain Yugoslavia was one of the leaders of the non-aligned countries. Its citizens needed visas for east not west, so it counts as being on the left side of the Iron Curtain
  2. EAPC partner state as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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