The European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that Brussels should think about a new format of relations, which the Commonwealth can offer to the countries participating in the Eastern partnership ", not interested in tight integration with the EU.
"We have to create more and to recognize that collaborative partners are very different between them. Some want closer integration with the us, and in this case we need to consider what further steps are possible. It's a delicate internal discussion for the EU. Others want a different kind of relationship, and for this We must consider how best to continue the relationship, maybe in new formats that need to be done, "Khan said, reports RIA" Novosti ".
The program "Eastern partnership" includes political Association and economic integration of the EU (without the prospect of membership in the community) with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Of them in an advanced stage of relations with the EU are the last 3 post-Soviet Republic. Before the first day of the week, the European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that the European Commission deplores the reactions of the Russian capital in respect of the announced summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga and invites the Russian Federation to interact. The summit of the EU Eastern partnership will be held in Riga on 21-22 may. Program participants are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. First official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that the reaction of the capital of Russia on the Eastern partnership Summit will be a tough and principled, this meeting has a clear anti-Russian orientation. However, According to the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Alena Kupchyna, the Summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga could be the last in the case of promotion of members of the meeting of the anti-Russian subjects.