France, Spain, Italy and Greece are expected to
reject the Commission’s proposal to introduce a special transit
document for Kaliningrad after EU enlargement, and to consider
the sealed train idea instead.
According to EU diplomats, France, Spain, Italy and Greece
intended to block Commission proposals at the Foreign
Ministers meeting in Brussels on 30 September. They are
interested in preserving their good relations with Russia’s
President Vladimir Putin who threatened to boycott the
EU-Russia Summit on 11 November unless a satisfactory
compromise on Kaliningrad is reached.