Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
The European Union is actively working to create a Russian-language news channel for the countries of Eastern Partnership (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine), TASS news agency said citing the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
The news channel is being created under the auspices of the European Endowment for Democracy, which is headed by Pole Jerzy Pomianowski.
The project has a working title of "European Television for the Eastern Partnership", which is sometimes referred to as the "Voice of Europe".
The PAP reported that the Polish Foreign Ministry allocated three million Polish zloty ($1 million) to finance the channel the next year.
"For us it is important that it will be a modern television, available and of high quality. The European side is a not very active in the field of information policy," the PAP cited its source.