The summit of the European political community cannot be complete without a dialogue with the Russian Federation. This was announced today, May 31, by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, noting that Moscow will closely follow the news and rhetoric of the event, which will open in Chisinau on June 1.
“It is, of course, possible to talk about some European processes in divided Europe, in Europe, when there is no dialogue between many countries with Russia, but this is an inferior political process in Europe, and it cannot be complete,” Peskov said.
Thus, the Kremlin is skeptical about the prospects for consultations within the framework of the CEPS, stating that without taking into account the position of Russia, which for obvious reasons was not invited to this event, it will be impossible to realize any significant aspirations of the EU.
The summit of the European Political Community will begin its work on Thursday, June 1, at half past ten in the morning with a plenary session. After that, representatives of 50 delegations will divide into working groups and discuss important issues at the European level, such as peace and stability in the region in the context of the military conflict in Ukraine, energy and ways of interconnection through joint projects.
Also on the sidelines of this meeting, bilateral negotiations will take place, during which all decisions will be announced. The host country (Moldova) expects from them “a lot of investment projects, trade liberalization, opening of new markets for local producers, farmers and exporters.”
As reported EADaily the day before the start of the CEPS, the representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy arrives in the Republic of Moldova Josep Borrell and head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. On the eve of the meeting with them, the President Maya Sandu announced that she will run for a second term in 2024 in order to “preserve European sentiment in the country” by protecting it from the “Russian hybrid threat”.
Not so long ago, Dmitry Peskov stated that, following the instructions of the West, “Moldova is rapidly drifting towards Russophobia and is trying to become an unfriendly country to us.”