February 8, 2013
Last week EU Commissioner on enlargement and European neighbourhood policy Štefan Füle has spent two days in Kyiv. His visit was the last high-level contact with Ukrainian authority before next EU-Ukraine summit, scheduled for February, 25 in Brussels.
Naturally, an Association agreement was the main issue of Füle’s visit. It is almost on the table – a technical works with the texts are finishing. So there comes a time when to take decision. Accordingly to Council conclusions made in last Deсember, in order to sign the agreement Ukraine has to fulfill a number of conditions.
Füle’s visit was valuable by number of clear messages:
– there is no progress in fulfillment of the conditions yet.
– the deadline for Association agreement’s signing is next November, at Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius.
– if the agreement not to be signed in Vilnuis, the deal will be postponed for years – probably till 2015 […]