Maria Knyazeva. The European Commission would like to see the EU was a comprehensive strategy for the black sea region, said the European Commissioner for education, culture and sport Tibor Navracsics (Tibor Navracsics), speaking at the hearings in the European Parliament on the strategic situation in the black sea region in connection with the annexation of Crimea.
He was conveyed to his present position on Crimea on behalf of the EC.
"I welcome the attention of the European Parliament given to the Black sea. The EU Has desires and responsibilities in the black sea region. There are a number of reasons why the EU can play an active role in the region, as well as among them, relating to natural factors, transport, civil society. We welcomed the report by the parliamentarian on significant opportunities and challenges in the black sea area that require coordinated action. There are good reasons to call for a comprehensive EU strategy for the black sea region, I was well received both in the EU and the countries of the Union, located on the Black sea, " He said.
the European Union Has a programme " Black sea synergy ", which is aimed at development of cooperation between black sea countries. Areas where work programme: environment, issues related to fisheries, Maritime transport, energy, education, civil society, cross-border cooperation, research.
The Commissioner said that the EU's position on Crimea remains of the previous - Union does not recognize the accession of the Peninsula to Russia." We proceed with a policy of non-recognition, including the taboo on trade and investment", He said.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties.
in response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.