Germany, Berlin / Тrend corr A. Maharramli / The European Union's representative in South Caucasus does not rule out that military measures may be used to settle frozen conflicts.
The EU has more effective measures to settle frozen conflicts than those of military or other, the EU Representative in South Caucasus Pieter Semneby said to Trend in Berlin on 6 November.
"These measures were not applied in South Caucasus. In case EU plays a more efficient role, they may be efficiently used," he said, but did not specify which military measures he meant.
Semneby said that the role of EU in settlement of these conflicts resulted in inviting 3 South Caucasus countries to the European Neighborhood Program. "This policy is a long-term political mechanism, and implementation of the purposes it envisages cannot be achieved in near future. The main thing is that the Neighborhood Policy plays a framework role for these countries to reform the society. And that in its turn will enable civil settlement of conflicts."
Semneby considers important the discussions over frozen conflicts organized by the PACE Monitoring Committee and the German Institute for International Affairs and Security in Berlin on 5 to 6 November. "These discussions are very useful, for it is important to discuss the issues in Europe. European parliamentarians have to study the situation with the conflicts in order to pursue their policy in South Caucasus, to attract European countries to the region," Semneby said.