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European Commission refuted messages about the suspension of the Eastern Partnership

2009-07-03 17:15

The Eastern Partnership program implementation continues according to the previously worked out plan, said Christina Hochmann, the press secretary of Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy - Regnum.


Yesterday an Armenian radio station spread a message about the suspension to December 2009 of the Eastern Partnership because of financial problems. The source alluded to Fredrik Reinfeldt, the PM of Sweden, the EU president country. Hochmann advised to turn to the embassy of Sweden for comments upon Reinfeldt's words.

In 2008 the program was endorsed by the EU, and in May 2009 it was started. It is aimed to improve the EU's relations with 6 post-Soviet countries: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldavia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, also implies establishment of free economic belt and determination of simplified visa regime between the participant countries.


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