EU not planning New Neighborhood Policy geography expansion
07.12.2007 15:05 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The European Union doesn’t intend to expand
geography of the New Neighborhood Policy.
`The key task is to consolidate the relations with partner countries
and seriously work at the Action Plans. The Armenia-EU Action Plan has
already come into force,’ said Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European
Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy.
`It does not mean that the EU does not put any effort to come closer
with the `neighbors of neighbors’. The EU cannot stand aside of such
problems such as illegal migration and energy issues,’ she
said. `Moreover, the Strategy of Central Asia and Energy Proposal in
the Black Sea have been developed and both documents are directed at
establishment of closer regional cooperation. The achievements gained
over the past period of the ENP implementation testify for positive
results of the reforms carried out in these countries,’ she added,