France, Strasbourg / corr Trend A.Maharramli / It is necessary to establish the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Union - East Europe (EURO-NEST), with the representatives from the parliaments of Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, as well as observers from Russia and Turkey. This idea was sounded during he discussions over a report on EU Neighbourhood Policy at a planetary meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 14 November. The idea was initiated by Charles Tannok, a British MP. Together with the Spanish MP Raymon Obiols, he is the author of the report.
Tannok said that the resolution of 'lingering' conflicts such as the Pre-Dniester, Georgian-Abkhaz, Georgian-Osetin and Nagorno-Karabakh should become a priority for the European Union. So, much influence on the resolution of these conflicts requires additional financial expenses, as well as deep policy.
According to the British MP, the EURO-NEST can be established on the basis of existing parliamentary associations.
Since 2004 the EU Neighbourhood Policy unites 16 countries. Azerbaijan and EU signed an individual action plan in November 2006 .