European Union envoy: Eastern Partnership summit to set new goals for future partnership

Heavily armed militiamen in Ukraine

"We welcome the establishment, and effective implementation, of visa free regimes with Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, and we support the continued implementation of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plans to improve people-to-people contacts", reads the declaration.

The ambassador said the negotiations on a comprehensive agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union are continuing and will continue after the summit too.

The 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit on the theme "20 Deliverables for 2020: Bringing tangible results for citizens" has kicked off in Brussels, an APA correspondent reported from Brussels.

This was the first time the European Union invited Lukashenko, who had been on an European Union sanctions list during previous Eastern Partnership summits.

Most of the sanctions, including those on Lukashenka, were lifted in February 2016.

Nor does the draft statement refer to the bitter row between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, which nearly flared into a full-scale war past year.

Armed men
GETTYArmed men in military uniform guard government buildings in Ukraine

Initially, it was agreed that there would be no mention of the situation in the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is under Armenian control.

The summit is also set to shy away from discussion of any of the separatist conflicts now rumbling on with varying degrees of intensity in the six partner states.

It adds that "the resolution of the conflicts, building trust and good neighborly relations are essential to economic and social development and cooperation".

The final text will also apparently fail to mention the war between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people since April 2014.

The current draft language on that topic is identical to that of the previous summit, stating that "the summit participants acknowledge the European aspirations and European choice of the partners concerned, as stated in the association agreements". A network of partner countries'universities will focus on excellence in teaching.

EPP is the largest and most influential European-level political party of the center-right, which now includes 77 member parties and partners from 41 countries, the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament, 7 EU and 7 non-EU heads of state and government, 13 members of the European Commission and the largest Group in the European Parliament.

Lampard: Chelsea need another striker
Lampard also thinks Chelsea must strengthen in midfield to keep up with rivals Manchester City and Manchester United. Frank Lampard wants to see Chelsea bring in a new striker in the January transfer window.

Woman shot, dropped at Vic hospital to die
A few minutes later that auto then collided with a silver vehicle being driven by a woman, on Furlong Road near Cooke Avenue. The male driver of the vehicle then forced the female driver of the second vehicle out of her auto , and took off in it.

CBI files chargesheet against 592 people in Vyapam scam case
Middlemen manipulated seating arrangements and forged answersheets in exchange for lakhs of rupees. They were earlier charge-sheeted by MP police STF before CBI took up the probe in 2015.

Related:

  • Dolly the sheep 'did not have early onset osteoarthritis'

    Dolly the sheep 'did not have early onset osteoarthritis'

    The researchers uncovered evidence of mild osteoarthritis in three of the sheep, and moderate osteoarthritis in one. It took 277 attempts to clone Dolly, and for a while she was arguably the world's most famous sheep.
    Comparece Julión Álvarez ante la Seido

    Comparece Julión Álvarez ante la Seido

    Además, congeló cualquier propiedad que Márquez, Álvarez , Flores y el resto de afectados pudieran tener en Estados Unidos y prohibieron a estadounidenses implicarse en transacciones financieras con ellos.

    Blustering Stocks-:- Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP)

    Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.'s beta is 1.01 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 0.56. Therefore 70% are positive. (ANF) worth $85.7 million at the end of the most recent reporting period.
  • Enterprise Financial Services Corp Trims Stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

    ADV now owns 4,939 shares of the software giant's stock worth $340,000 after buying an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt Communications Limited has 1.15% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) for 115,818 shares.
    Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge host Post wedding cocktail party, Celebs attend

    Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge host Post wedding cocktail party, Celebs attend

    The party also had Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech, " Chak de India " actress Vidya Malvade and Akash Advani in attendance. The couple decided that they will not opt for Hindu wedding ceremony or Nikah and instead opted for a court marriage.
    Deepika Padukone Looks Stunning on FilmFare Cover

    Deepika Padukone Looks Stunning on FilmFare Cover

    If the cover is anything to go by, the photo shoot on the beaches of Sri Lanka is even more stylish. The film has been postponed to 2018 but that has not stopped people from commenting on the issue.
  • Bookmaker CrownBet is in play

    Bookmaker CrownBet is in play

    The UK-listed betting name stressed the discussions were "preliminary" and there was no certainty an agreement would be reached. Crown Resorts also said in its statement that there was no certainty about whether any transaction will eventuate.

    Technical Study: Following Indicators For INDIA STEEL WORKS LTD.

    As a general observance, the more overbought or oversold the reading displays, the more likely a reversal may take place. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.
    Court lengthens Pistorius's sentence to 13 years

    Court lengthens Pistorius's sentence to 13 years

    A South African appeals court has increased the Paralympic athlete's prison time from six years to 13 years and five months. Pistorius was originally sentenced to six years for shooting Steenkamp through his bathroom door on Valentines day 2013.
  • Disappointment, indifference, relief: Toronto reacts to removal of cops from schools

    Disappointment, indifference, relief: Toronto reacts to removal of cops from schools

    Meanwhile, Toronto Mayor John Tory said Thursday that he was disappointed the board did not decide to improve the program. The board chose to continue to work in partnership with the Toronto police, but there is no decision on in what capacity.
    Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet

    Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet

    The Army has two regiments of BrahMos of 18 launchers each and these systems are deployed against Pakistan and China. Along with the aircraft, the missile was also modified to make it carry a reduced booster and fins for stability.
    Kerala U-19 women win in just one ball against Nagaland!

    Kerala U-19 women win in just one ball against Nagaland!

    Kerala shot out Nagaland for just two runs and then achieved the target off the very first ball! But they made a mere two runs. In the match, Nagaland Women team batted for 17 overs but they only manage to score two runs in the game.

Comments

Latest news

Herbert leads Australian Open with Day poised
That left the Australian just one stroke behind outright leader Lucas Herbert, who made the most of his early tee-off time and carded a 66.

Ashes: All eyes on sore Warner and Shaun Marsh
He even joked that Warner might even adopt West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul 's unusual stance if need be. After Smith's news conference, Australia confirmed a call-up for Maxwell who was seen as cover for Warner.

Get £434 off the Samsung UE49MU7070T
Our top TV choice above is very expensive, so we've got a slightly cheaper alternative for those of you on tighter budgets. Amazon is offering the Samsung UE49MU7070T 4K Ultra HD TV for £756 down from £1,190 - a staggering saving of £434 (36%).

Irish government on verge of collapse in spat over deputy PM
Frances Fitzgerald is accused of trying to discredit a whistleblower during an inquiry into his claims of policing malpractice. His treatment by the authorities led in 2014 to the resignations of the then police commissioner and justice minister.

Beijing launches kindergarten checks following child abuse claims
Another man, who also gave only his surname, Li, said: "If there is no explanation, I'm not sending my child here anymore". The incident comes weeks after a Shanghai childcare centre was alleged to have abused several toddlers.

Chelsea TV single out one player for praise after Qarabag (Official Video)
Conte's team struck for a third time in the 73rd minute when Gara Garayev conceded a penalty with a tug on Willian. Anderlecht remain three-points below the Hoops in Group B after a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

Namitha weds long-time beau Veerandra Chowdhary in Tirupati
According to a report in Indian Express, the wedding took place at the ISKCON temple located at the foothill of Tirupati. In a traditional attire, both the bride and groom were looking really stunning.

After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati
The apex court had said that the CBFC was a statutory body and court can not give it directions on matters of film certification. A few days back one of the political leaders announced ₹ 10 crores for beheading Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali .

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Hyderabad Metro Rail project on November 28
Owing to security reasons, the Prime Minister is not supposed to travel in private helicopters, an official said. The use of smart cards is restricted to tending tokens from the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) as of now.

Bhiwandi Building Collapse: One killed, 3 injured in mishap
At least five other persons are still believed to be trapped in the debris and rescue works are in full swing. Summary: During the rescue operation, one NDRF team member also suffered minor injuries on his hand.

Oculus Rift and Touch Black Friday deal makes it a little cheaper
The deals from Newegg and Oculus itself packs in the aforementioned titles and a seventh game on top called Dragon Front. Now the company is going one better with the best price we've ever seen for the pioneering virtual reality headset.

2000 tonnes of onion to be imported: Paswan
In addition, it is expected that onion production in the new 2017-18 kharif season would be lower due to decline in acreage. Supplies got exhausted as large quantity of exports were undertaken in the first four months of the current fiscal.

England captain Dylan Hartley BENCHED by Eddie Jones for Samoa clash
I will still run the team with meetings in the evenings - I am still doing my bit there". As long as that mist doesn't come in over Franklin's Gardens".

Sevilla coach reveals cancer during Liverpool draw
However, Sevilla announced on Thursday (AEDT) that he will receive treatment for the illness. "We'll all be there to make sure of that", read the letter.

London Busses Are Now Being Powered By Coffee
Transport for London has recently turned to biofuels to curb carbon emissions, the transport operator said on its website. Last week scientists said it could take 50 years for biofuels to reduce carbon emissions as they were created to do.

Other news