2 August, 2013 17:49 ▪
Lithuanian EP representative: Yulia Tymoshenko issue moving forward but Ukraine behind with key reforms
“We are moving towards a resolution in the Tymoshenko case," Arnoldas Pranckevičius, external relations adviser to the EP President, told BNS by phone from Ukraine on Wednesday. "It's hard to say how much time it will further need and what details of the agreement will be but we see a rather serious interest of Ukraine's top authorities.”
According to Pranckevičius, Ukraine will fail to carry out certain reforms in time for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in late November.
"Despite substantial progress in the context of selective justice, we are concerned that Ukraine is lagging behind on the way of other reforms. (...) The prosecution law, the election law, re-elections in five single-member constituencies, the organization of elections in the city of Kiev and other reforms which, unfortunately, are stalling and on which, unfortunately, the Verkhovna Rada's plenary session failed to agree in July," the EP representative said, adding that all these issues were postponed until September and that "is considerably pushing the calendar further."
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