His statement at the beginning of the summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga Angela Merkel has destroyed the hopes of Ukraine's accession to the EU, writes.
the story is about the speech of the Federal Chancellor of Germany in the Bundestag, where Merkel said that the easing of the visa regime for Ukraine and Georgia as long as it is impossible and that the format of the program "Eastern partnership" is not an instrument for the expansion of the European Union.
the journal emphasizes that before the speech Merkel, foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in conversation que Welt said about hope for the abolition of visas to the EU for Ukrainians. In addition, the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expected that the conference his country's promise of potential EU membership.
Other Western media also drew attention to the statements of Merkel. German printed illustrated Edition writes that Merkel is "disappointed" Ukrainians and Georgians at the beginning of the summit." Hope and Disappointment are close between them - a distance of 300 kilometers, " the journal emphasizes, referring to the distance between Vilnius and Riga. In Vilnius took place the previous summit of " Eastern partnership ", held in Riga in the present.
Disappointment at the outcome of the last summit and independence and the conflict in Ukraine, influenced Merkel, Spiegel writes next. The authors of the article, it came on the euphoria.
print Edition informs that Merkel, speaking With criticism of the Russian capital, at the same time made it clear to the Eastern European countries that their expectations are " too high ". From the position of publications, a statement of the Federal Chancellor tried to prevent the strengthening of a course of confrontation With Russia.