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26 November, 2013News
Ukraine has not lost it all in terms of the Association Agreement. Even if it doesn’t sign it at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, the country’s story of European integration will not end, says Alexander Kwasniewski, former Polish president and member of the European Parliament Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, as quoted by the Polish online publication Money.pl
21 November, 2013News
Ukrainian government is not ready for the benefits of European integration in the near future, therefore it opts for short-term benefits in the CIS, comments political analyst Vadym Karasiov on the suspension of the preparation for the Association Agreement signing in Vilnius.
5 November, 2013Politics
Postponed Association Agreement signing may become an effective tool to put pressure on Yanukovych, but will make Ukraine more vulnerable to Russia
2 November, 2013
The failures of democracy need precise and critical, not diplomatic comments
11 October, 2013News
The EU Association Agreement is a big bet, and the costs of miscalculation are high, so Yanukovych has to release Tymoshenko in order not to lose it, senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington and a former U.S. ambassador to Ukrainein his Op-Ed for The New York Times said.
7 October, 2013Politics
In his exclusive interview for The Ukrainian Week, Lithuania’s Prime-Minister Algirdas Butkevičius talks about the importance of the Association Agreement for Ukraine at the Vilnius Summit and the impact of European integration on his country
26 September, 2013News
Opening up European markets to Ukraine and vice versa could be potentially a game-changer in the Eastern European region, Adam Reichardt, editor-in-chief of New Eastern Europe, urges in his article.
25 September, 2013News
The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee supports draft request for the European Commission on measures in response to Russia’s pressure against Eastern Partnership countries drafted by MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (EPP Group, Poland). The Committee passed this decision at a meeting on September 24
25 September, 2013News
Ukraine has several more issues on its way to European integration. These include legislation on the Prosecutor’s Office and elections and the issue of ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko, Viktor Yanukovych said at the Group of Friends of Ukraine meeting in New York, his press-service reports
25 September, 2013News
The contrast between the way Ukraine is treated by Russia and the West was only too obvious on the conference in Yalta, - The Economist reports.
24 September, 2013Politics
As the November Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius draws closer, doubts fade that Kyiv and Brussels will sign the Association Agreement. How they see its implementation, is the question
18 September, 2013News
The European Parliament’s Resolution adopted last Thursday is important for Eastern European partners to show the support of EU for them, Viola von Cramon, a member of the "Alliance '90/The Greens" group in the Bundestag, says in a comment to The Ukrainian Week
13 September, 2013News
Former co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for Ukraine Hanne Severinsen says that Russia should respect the free choice of the countries of Eastern partnership and therefore considers EU-resolution which was adopted yesterday as highly on time.
12 September, 2013News
Ukrainian MPs approved a first set of laws expected to be adopted before the summit in Vilnius
23 August, 2013News
New Russian trade restrictions with Ukraine were a warning against the “suicidal” step of signing the Association Agreement with the European Union, The Economist quotes President Vladimir Putin’s chief economic adviser Sergey Glazyev. And if it went ahead, the rules could become even tighter
27 March, 2013News
It is important for EU to open door for Ukraine without fighting Russia, Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the European Commission, noted at the Europe’s Eastern Neighborhood and the Future of the Eastern Partnership discussion held at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington on March 14.
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19 October, Stanislav Kozliuk,
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18 October, Denys Kazanskyi,
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