Integration of south Caucasus into European Union develops unevenly

  • 2006-03-15
  • By Ahto Lobjakas [ RFE/RL ]
Officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia were in Brussels this week for another round of talks on "action plans" for closer links with the European Union. Although it is now a year since the European Commission first proposed the action plans, there is no end in sight to the process. EU officials say the talks have proven complex. It also appears Azerbaijan must overcome a spat with Cyprus over its ties to Northern Cyprus before the action plans can be approved by the EU. The commission tabled its proposals for the action plans for the three south Caucasus countries in March 2005. The...
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