Analyst: Obama's East European plan blank

April 29, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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BRUSSELS, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama may be noting 100 days of working to fulfill his domestic agenda, but one observer said his Eastern European policy still has some gaps.

Despite his much-ballyhooed trip to Europe and meeting with leaders from the Eastern bloc as well as Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, Obama's policies for that part of the world remain vague, the EUobserver reported Wednesday.

Obama has not made any particular statements on situations in Ukraine, Georgia or Moldova, Michael Emerson from the Center for European Policy Studies, a center-right think tank in Brussels, told the EUobserver.

"Some people speculate that Mr. Obama is not interested in the region and will leave it to Russia and the (European Union) to sort it out. I wouldn't say that," Emerson said. "We will have to see, as his administration is not fully staffed yet."

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