The EU's high representative for common foreign and security policy, Javier Solana, indicated after meeting Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli today for the first time that some countries could be left behind.
"Of course we would like, as much as possible, to have the relationship with the three countries as close as possible, as joint as possible," Solana said. "But as you know also very well, the Neighborhood Policy has an element which is important in itself, which is [that it contains] tailor-made action plans [specific] to the needs of every country. Not every country is equal, not every country moves at the same speed, but in general terms if we can do it together [that] will be better. But the slowing [down] of one will not affect others."
Semneby confirmed that there are differences between the EU and Azerbaijan on how to address the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. However, he said he is "quite confident" the differences can be overcome soon.