Russia Pressured Georgia, Moldova Away from EU - Bulgarian President

Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2013, Friday // 15:41|  views

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Bulgaria welcomes the signing of Association Agreements between the EU and Georgia and Moldova, stated Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev.

Friday Plevneliev spoke at the EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.

"In spite of the external pressure that Georgia and Moldova faced, those two countries clearly showed commitment to European values and the political wills to reform their economies and to build modern demoracies," said the Bulgarian head of state.

Using the expression "external pressure," Plevneliev might have alluded to Russia.

European Council President Herman Van Romuy and European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso spoke of external "pressure" that contributed to Ukraine's giving up of the Association Agreement deal.

"Bulgaria welcomes the signing of Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova before the end of the term in office of the present European Commission. We believe that this is the right way to show our solidarity," stated the Bulgarian President.

He stressed that the process does not relate only to the development of economies and institutions, but is foremost directed at citizens and creating bridges between them.

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Tags: Rosen Plevneliev, Russia, Ukraine, moldova, Georgia, Association Agreement, Eastern Partnership, Vilnius, Herman van Rompuy, Jose Manuel Barroso


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