22 April, 2013 13:30 ▪
The powers of Ukrainian delegation are questioned at PACE
According to the PACE Charter, this is subject to discussion at a Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs meeting.
The spring session of the Council of Europe started on April 22. It will not discuss Ukraine this time.
Meanwhile, European MPs discussed the powers of Ukrainian delegation more than once in the previous sessions. Reasons for this included disproportionate representation of the government and opposition in the delegation and MPs switching factions. Yet, not once did this peak in the suspension of powers.
On March 6, the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine stripped Vlasenko of his MP mandate. The official ground was the fact that he combined his MP activities with that of Tymoshenko’s lawyer.
Foreign politicians and experts believe that this decision pushes Ukraine farther from EU Association.
- CoE appeals for respect of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and international law
- A convoy of Russian military vehicles enters Luhansk
- Russian APCs cross Ukrainian border
- National Guard: Terrorists attack Ukrainian military in Donetsk Oblast in tanks
- Dmytro Tymchuk: Terrorists shelling Ukrainian military from Russian border again
- MEP Marek Siwiec: it was not the Commission and not Ashton’s team, but the EP that helped to set up requisite conditions to sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine
- Cox-Kwasniewski mission extended to September
- European Parliament approves EU visa facilitation agreement with Ukraine
- Peter Hannaford: sanctions against Ukraine would have the opposite of the desired effect
- Olga Shumylo-Tapiola: enlargement carrot will not work in Ukraine as it did in Poland