EU should support Eastern Partners' aspirations for European integration
Member of the European Parliament and Co-Chairwoman of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Rebecca Harms (Germany) says she thinks that the European Union should support aspirations by EU's Eastern Partners for European integration.
"Based on the principles of differentiation and inclusiveness, the EU and Eastern Partners should make an effort to make the implementation of reforms smoother and sustainable There are ambitious aspirations and there is a strong demand for a clear political perspective towards European integration, which we have to support," the press office of the EU Delegation to Ukraine quoted on Monday Harms as saying.
According to her, the path forward towards rule of law and democracy is neither a short nor a straightforward one. "The Eastern Partnership Summit was a good opportunity to mark the EU and Eastern Partners' renewed commitment for the way ahead," she said.
Harms also noted the EU's obligations in the field of security on the European continent.
"The numerous unresolved conflicts in the region should be tackled via additional mediation efforts and initiatives, also with the participation of the EU. This is a request coming from the people and we have, as EU, tremendous responsibilities in terms of security on our continent," she said.