Vladimir Dobrovolsky. Estonia believes that Ukraine and Georgia will Not achieve the abolition of visas for travel to the EU "Eastern partnership" in Riga in may 2015, it is a matter for the foreseeable future, said the Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi R?ivas.
The initiative "Eastern partnership" was launched by Poland and Sweden, and approved at the EU conference in Brussels in 2008, formally established in may 2009 in Prague. The goal of the program is the convergence of the EU with Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Belarus without their adoption in the EU.
The program provides a significant increase in the level of political engagement, a broad integration of former Soviet republics in the EU economy, the increase provided them with financial assistance and enhancing energy security. Ukraine and Georgia are applying for the visa-free regime with the EU in may 2015, at the conference partnerships in Riga.
"We believe that both Ukraine and Georgia are required to obtain a clear perspective of visa liberalization in the foreseeable future. Not soon, but in the foreseeable future, " he said, explaining expectations from the Eastern partnership summit in Riga on may 21-22.