The EU has not invited Ukraine at the Eastern partnership summit: the reason

The coronavirus has made adjustments to the European integration of Ukraine

The Eastern partnership summit this year will be held without Ukraine, the EU leaders are not going to invite countries participating in the program, although the EU Council assessed the significant achievements of the program and confirmed its approach.

About this on his page on Twitter reported may 14, the reporter Rikard Jozwiak.

“The EU is still preparing for the Eastern partnership summit via videoconference about 18 June, but involving only the leaders of the EU institutions, without the leaders of the member States”, – wrote in the microblog Jozwiak.

According to him, is not planned and the adoption of any outcome document and complete following the Eastern partnership summit could take place in early next year in Brussels.

In addition, the coronavirus had an impact on EU cooperation with Western Balkans the publication of progress reports their European integration moved from June to autumn. The reports will be published simultaneously with the announcement of assistance to countries of the region.

At the same time, the publication of a framework agreement with Albanian and Northern Macedonia is still scheduled for June.

We will remind, on 22 April the foreign Ministers of the EU held a videoconference to assess the approach and policy of the European Union towards Eastern neighbours (especially Ukraine and the Eastern partnership region) in the light of the pandemic COVID-19.

Earlier, former Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Kostyantyn Yeliseyev told the website, “Today”, why in the same camp with Armenia and Belarus in the Eastern partnership Ukraine has no prospects.

And last year celebrated the tenth anniversary of the program, watch the video: