EU might push for bigger role in Minsk process

Source : 112 Ukraine

Brussels RFE/RL reporter predicts the bigger EU role in settling Donbas conflict in Ukraine
13:30, 31 August 2016

Miroslav Lajcak Gymnich
Miroslav Lajcak

Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak the issue of Donbas to be discussed during "a meeting of Europe's Foreign Minister in Bratislava.

"The EU might push for a bigger role in the Minsk process. Can be discussed when EU FMs meet in Bratislava this week," - reads "Jozwiak's Twitter message.

Informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers in Gymnich format (strategic discussion format) is to be held on September, 2 - 3. Gymnich will be hosted by Mr Miroslav Lajcak, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Discussions will be chaired by Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.

Current topics of global foreign and security policy will be discussed, focusing on counter-terrorism, "prevention of "radicalization and extremism and a search for synergies.

After the meeting, an informal lunch of EU foreign ministers with partners from 6 Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine will take place.

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