Well there is Russian German oppostion in this case. We will see what will happen.
We have some support in old EU and we cooperate with Sweden what helps as well.
Of course new members of EU + Finland support this idea.
It would aim to negotiate visa-free travel deals and free trade zones for services and agricultural products, and promote regulatory overhauls, according to European diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans had not been made public
and this unfortunate visas
What I want to add.
in the same time there are talks with Russians about EU-Russia partnership.
In our opinion we need diversify sources of energy so it would be good to include some other iniciatives.
article with more details of this initiative
Diplomats say the EU's larger member states -- who often oppose the smaller "new" states over issues related to the former Soviet space -- are supportive of the Eastern Partnership initiative. France, which will take over as the next EU presidency in July, is motivated by the need to build support for its Mediterranean strategy among the eastern member states. Germany traditionally takes a close interest in the EU's eastern policy, while Britain is traditionally one of the staunchest supporters of continued enlargement.
Instead, Ferrero-Waldner said the Eastern Partnership initiative would need to show it can "add value" to the existing Neighborhood Policy. "In Eastern Europe, indeed, there are some issues which can suitably be addressed at a regional level -- for instance, on energy, transport networks, maybe cooperation on trafficking, [cooperation] against illegal immigration," she said.