About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:29 - 19 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Sarkozy Calls for Restart of EU-Russia Talks
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Nov.'08 / 15:50

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, said he was in favor of resuming partnership talks with Russia, AFP reported.

“Must we create another Europe-Russia crisis?" Sarkozy, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency, said after the EU summit in Brussels on November 7. “That doesn't seem reasonable to me," he told reporters at a post-summit press conference.

In a joint statement on November 4 Presidents of Poland and Lithuania said it was “too early” to resume talks with Russia unless the latter complies fully with its Georgia ceasefire agreement.

European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, however, said after the Brussels summit that he had told Polish and Lithuanian partners that it was “better for us to have a united European position when we speak with Russia, a position which is perhaps not 100 percent of what you would have wanted, than to have three or four positions from Europe when it talks to Russia".

Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Britain also backed restarting the talks but wanted EU foreign ministers on November 10 to agree a statement noting that Russia has not fully met its obligations undertaken by the ceasefire accord.

The two issues – EU-Russia partnership talks and Georgia - have been interlinked since September 1, when EU leaders took a decision, which reads: “Until troops have withdrawn to the positions held prior to 7 August, meetings on the negotiation of the Partnership Agreement [with Russia] will be postponed.”

Latest News
19 Apr.'18 17:29
Majority Group Meeting over Internal Dispute Postponed
The ruling Georgian Dream party lawmakers will convene for a meeting tentatively on April 21.
19 Apr.'18 14:55
Georgia’s Foreign Trade in Q1’18
Georgia’s trade turnover increased by 23.3% y/y in January-March 2018, reaching USD 2.8 billion.
19 Apr.'18 11:51
PM Appoints New Parliamentary Secretary
Natia Mikeladze replaced Shalva Tadumadze, who was appointed as new government administration head.
19 Apr.'18 10:23
Georgian Detained Near Tskhinvali Released
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
18 Apr.'18 18:56
Ruling Party MPs to Convene over Internal Dispute
The Georgian Dream’s majority group in the Parliament will hold a meeting tomorrow evening.
18 Apr.'18 15:23
Political Row Continues over Controversial Presidential Pardoning Practices
Giorgi Margvelashvili accuses the ruling and the opposition parties of a concerted campaign against him.
18 Apr.'18 13:11
Activists Protest Detention of Georgian, Threaten to Block Passage to Cars with Russian Registration
Tamaz Iluridze, a resident of village Plavismani, was reportedly detained by Russian FSB officers.
17 Apr.'18 17:42
President Responds to Criticism over Pardoning Practices
President Giorgi Margvelashvili temporarily suspends pardoning of prisoners convicted of violent crimes.
17 Apr.'18 14:31
Internal Organs Missing from Tatunashvili’s Body, Lawyer Says
Prosecutors updated Archil Tatunashvili’s father and lawyer on the progress of the ongoing investigation.
16 Apr.'18 17:54
Nine Candidates Registered for MP By-Elections
48,054 voters will cast ballots in parliamentary polls in the Vani and Khoni single-mandate constituency.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
117