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Mr Topolanek (l) greets Belarus' Mr Semashko (c). Eccentric Czech FM Mr Schwarzenberg (r) wore slippers instead of shoes to the event (Photo: eu2009.cz)

EU leaders soothe Russia over new eastern club

EU leaders anointing a new club of ex-Soviet states in Prague on Thursday (7 May) assured Russia that the scheme will not damage its interests.

"This project is not against anybody, whoever thinks it is against somebody is wrong," EU foreign relations chief Javier Solana said at the closing press conference of the Eastern Partnership summit. "We have explained this to the Russian leadership at many levels."

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Mr Topolanek (l) greets Belarus' Mr Semashko (c). Eccentric Czech FM Mr Schwarzenberg (r) wore slippers instead of shoes to the event (Photo: eu2009.cz)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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