Kremlin hopes Eastern Partnership Programme will die
By Messenger Staff
Monday, January 4Russian analysts maintain that from January 1, 2010, when Spain succeeds Sweden in the EU Presidency, the Eastern Partnership Project will die. Sweden, together with Poland, was one of the initiators of this project but not much has been done during the Swedish presidency. No financing has been achieved and the most attention was paid to instituting visa free entry programmes.
Spain has said that its major goal is rescuing the EU from economic crisis and conducting further negotiations concerning Turkey's possible entry to the EU. It will also try to facilitate Croatia’s entry into the EU and further negotiations with Iceland and possibly Serbia.
Maybe these are only the dreams of Russian analysts, but we will see how Spain deals with this issue.