German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proved that Russia for a meeting "the Big seven" in Ellmau not invited. She approved that to go back to the format of the G8 powers have not yet.
Western powers officially declare their readiness to cooperate with all interested parties, however, they have often with this principle diverge. So, independent of the position of Russia on the Ukrainian crisis, and after the reunification of Russia and Crimea, the West destroyed the format of the "Big eight" to gather to discuss the major difficulties without the Russian Federation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that while to recover the G8 and invite for participation of the Russian Federation is not planned. "Actions in Ukraine had resulted in the fact that we meet in Ellmau as the "Group of seven" and not "Group 8", - quotes Reuters the German politician. She told that "a return to the format of the G8 unthinkable" until that time, until Russia starts to work in accordance with European values.
In addition, the German Chancellor, speaking in Parliament powers, outlined on the program "Eastern partnership" and that it must wait for the European Union, States of the former USSR, interaction with which she aimed, and the Russian Federation. For a start, Merkel tried to confirm the safety of similar format for countries, eager to be the West's policy.
Eastern partnership is not aimed against 3 sides, for a start against Russia. I will repeat that it was not and is not about "either or" of rapprochement with the EU on one side and on the Russian desire for a more narrow partnership with neighbouring countries on the other hand", - quotes RIA Novosti the head of the German government.
The format of the Eastern partnership is not classified tool for the expansion of the European Union. We should not cause artificial expectations that we then fail to perform. We know about it, I try to convey this position to our Eastern partners," stressed Angela Merkel.
The experts saw that the German Chancellor, probably, have tried "to make an excellent face on a bad game". Seeing the declining enthusiasm for cooperation with Europe, Merkel started talking about the possibility of a different format of interaction within the program.
"We respect Armenia's decision, which, in addition to the active negotiations with the EU, seeking closer financial cooperation with Russia, the Eurasian economic Union. We respect inter alia the position of Azerbaijan, which is not yet looking for ways to membership in the EU and sees no role for himself in the EEU. We are also ready to continue bilateral cooperation with Belarus, despite the apparent contradiction," said she.
But those powers that are configured for integration with the EU (Ukraine and Georgia), it is unlikely to get something that can satisfy their desires. "The easing of the visa regime, it is likely only in the performance of all necessary conditions for this. The EC presented a report that Ukraine and Georgia has made sufficient efforts in this matter, however these efforts are still small, so that the overall situation has been improved," concluded Angela Merkel.
The summit of "Eastern partnership" held in Riga on 21-22 may. Some powers assigned to it high expectations, but experts believe that virtually no significant agreements during the meeting will not be accepted. Not to mention the fact that, the forum can only serve to re-emphasize the program crash, created by Europeans to enticing the former States of the Soviet Union in its own sphere of influence.
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