Both Armenia and Azerbaijan report extensive violations of the cease-fire on the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone last night and early this morning. Azerbaijan says that two civilians were injured after extensive Armenian fire in the village of Alibayli in the Tovuz District. It also says it has repulsed attempts of infiltration by Armenian reconnaissance groups in Aghdam and Goranboy. Armenia says that there was continuous fire from the Azerbaijani side on a number of villages overnight. It says that it has not suffered any casualties
"As expected the declaration from the 5th Eastern Partnership summit did not change in any significant way the approach of the EU to the eastern neighbourhood. However the declaration has something for everybody, and there are interesting nuances in the text that can form the basis in the future for the next steps in the EU's engagement with the region", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.