President of the Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy arrived last night in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, to attend a meeting with the governments of the former Soviet republics. European leaders will spend 2 days in meetings and conferences with the presidents of the former Soviet republics, namely Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, which are countries of so-called block of the Eastern Europe.
On two days of the summit the main theme will be the Ukrainian government 's recent decision to postpone the signing of the political and economic agreement with the European Union , which caused a sharp resonance in the world community. Signing of the agreement between Ukraine and the EU could be decisive in the history of the former Soviet republic.
President of the Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy is a clear supporter of maintaining and strengthening ties with countries in the bloc of the Eastern Europe. And that’s why the Spanish official will advocate on summit for continued movement of the EU in this question and even give a new ideas and suggestions.
Spain is interested in cooperation with Ukraine, which is the largest state in Eastern Europe and is located between Russia and the European Union, and has great potential in the strategic energy issues, which are very important for some countries in the EU.
Therefore, the EU leaders are trying to increase their level of influence in the post- Soviet country that at the same time is not approved by the government of the Russian Federation.
Last month, the Spanish Foreign Minister, visited Ukraine and expressed the common desire of European countries that Ukraine has kept his promise and performed the necessary requirements imposed by EU to sign economic agreements on free trade between the EU and Ukraine.
In addition, this Wednesday German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a statement that “Europe will continue the started policy towards Eastern Europe and Ukraine and also continues to extend his hand to the possibility of signing the agreement”.