May 22 2015 - 13:12
The final document at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga will mention the Crimean issue, Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said.
May 22 2015 - 09:56
The Eastern Partnership summit in Riga is not a meeting of EU accession and is not directed against Russia, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said."This meeting is not about the EU accession of the six Eastern partners, we are not ready, they are not ready. It's not the subject of today's meeting. But there is a European perspective for each democracy in Europe," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.
May 21 2015 - 20:06
The Georgian Special Prime Ministerial Envoy for Russia, Zurab Abashidze, said after a meeting with the Belgian ambassador to Georgia that European partners were advising Georgia to continue dialogue with Russia, Georgia Online reports.
May 21 2015 - 13:23
The Eastern Partnership, the main purpose of which is the expansion of cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, is not aimed against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today."The Eastern Partnership is not aimed against anyone, especially not against Russia," TASS cited her as saying.
May 20 2015 - 21:24
The Russian Permanent Representative to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, said that Tbilisi and Kiev should not expect a visa-free regime at the Riga Summit of the Eastern Partnership, TASS reports.He emphasized that Georgia fulfilled only 7 out of the 15 criteria needed for the visa-free regime, Ukraine only 2.
May 19 2015 - 19:35
Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev, the head of the Kazakhstani senate, told Vestnik Kavkaza at lectures on the foreign policy of Kazakhstan at the Russian Diplomatic Academy that the country's active development of pragmatic economic and political ties with countries of the South Caucasus was effective. He noted a strong bond between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, and the transit of Azerbaijani oil to European markets through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline.
May 19 2015 - 13:15
Georgia intends to continue the process of mending relations with Russia, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said.
May 19 2015 - 09:54
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili believes that the sanctions against Russia are necessary as a demonstration of the unacceptability of the political actions of the Russian Federation in relation to neighboring countries.