News with tag “EU-Ukraine”
- May 22, 2012
Kyiv, May 21, 2012. The Europe Day 2012 celebration marked its 10th anniversary in Ukraine. The festival became the unique occasion to celebrate common values and cultural heritage of Ukrainian and European nations, as well as expose their diversity. Despite not being a part of the European Union, Ukraine is recognized as a harmonious nation which shares European ideals, and so it annually celebrates the peace and unity it shares with its fellow European countries.
- April 26, 2012
Kyiv, April 25, 2012. The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine Henryk Litwin had no doubt Ukraine would become a part of the EU. This was stated in his interview with ForUm news agency. He explained that Ukraine needed changes, and some of them were featured in the Association Agreement and Visa-free Action Plan, in order to join the union of 27 countries.
- January 13, 2012
Kyiv, January 13, 2012. “The EU is willing, if Ukraine and Russia so wish, to enter into tripartite consultations on gas transit at any time,” said the European Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger during his conversation with the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko on January 13, 2012, according to the Press Statement by Energy Commissioner Oettinger. The officials talked over the ongoing discussions between Ukraine and Russia on the question of gas pricing and transit.
- January 11, 2012
Kyiv, January 11, 2012. Influential American conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation issued a report on U.S. – EU cooperation featuring a chapter on the Eastern partnership focusing mainly on Ukraine. “Urgently, the EU should re-engage Ukraine by committing itself to ratifying the EU–Ukrainian Association Agreement, which will pave the way for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement,” stated in her report Sally McNamara, Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.
- December 20, 2011
Kyiv, December 20, 2011. Ukrainian government plans to initial the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the upcoming weeks. The first Vice Premier, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Andriy Klyuev noted that the foremost task for the Ukrainian government was initialing the Association Agreement. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, responsible for the initialing preparation, stated that the process would take several weeks.
- December 19, 2011
Kyiv, December 19, 2011. The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych hosted the 15th EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv on December 19, 2011. Following the talks with the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced that the negotiations of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU ended. According to the Ukrainian President, the Agreement will be the basis for political association and economic integration of Ukraine to the EU.
- December 13, 2011
Kyiv, December 13, 2011. The Foreign Minister of Hungary János Martonyi said that his country supports the signing of the Association Agreement as well as the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. In his opinion, the agreements should be initialed at the Ukraine-EU summit in Kyiv, scheduled for December 19, 2011. The Hungarian minister reassured his country was supportive of the European integration of Ukraine.
- December 7, 2011
Kyiv, December 7, 2011. Today the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland Marek Sawicki and the Minister of Agriculture of UkraineMykola Prysyazhnyuk signed a memorandum of cooperation in the agricultural sector. It provides for the deepening of collaboration between the two countries on the adoption of the EU standards in Ukrainian agriculture.
- December 7, 2011
Kyiv, December 7, 2011. Ukraine would like to initial the Association Agreement with the EU during the forthcoming Ukraine-EU summit, scheduled for December 19, 2011, in Kyiv. Such was the statement by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Tihipko made at the conference Inside Ukraine, organized by The Economist in London on December 6, 2011, according to Interfax-Ukraine. The Ukrainian official commented so despite unclear Ukraine’s EU membership perspective.
- October 27, 2011
Kyiv, October 27, 2011. The European Parliament resolution on the current developments in Ukraine bares a statement on Ukraine’s EU membership perspective. Such was the simple majority vote of the European Parliament which took place on Thursday, October 27 in Strasburg.
- October 25, 2011
Kyiv, October 25, 2011. Ukraine insists on mentioning the country’s membership perspective in the body of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on the eve of the 20th round of negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, according to Kommersant-Ukraine.
- October 18, 2011
Kyiv, October 18, 2011. The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych confirmed the European integration as the fundamental foreign policy goal for Ukraine. The Ukrainian president said that he would persist in integrating his country to the EU since it’s the choice of the Ukrainian people. During his meeting with the international journalists on Monday, October 17, 2011, Viktor Yanukovych clarified his political position.
- October 12, 2011
Kyiv, October 12, 2011. On Tuesday, October 11 President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and President of Slovenia Danilo Türk signed a number of bilateral documents including the Protocol to enhance cooperation in the European Union. During the meeting both leaders discussed the issue of bringing Ukrainian criminal legislation in line with European standards, which became a pressing matter in the light of the recent guilty verdict in the criminal case of the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
- October 3, 2011
Kyiv, September 30, 2011. President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso together with the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy positively assessed Ukraine’s aspirations for further integration with Europe and confirmed their support for such a course. The European politicians made such statement during their meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych at the Eastern Partnership summit that took place on September 29-30, in Warsaw, Poland.
- September 26, 2011
Kyiv, September 26, 2011. Ukraine has obtained the right to import a significantly increased amount of agricultural products to the EU duty-free. This was the result of the 18th round of the negotiations with the European Union over the creation of the free trade area between the two territories. The Minister of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine Mykola Prysyazhnyuk stated that the agricultural part of the upcoming Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine had been mostly finalized.
- September 2, 2011
EU MPs: Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Trial Will Not Affect the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement
Kyiv, September 2, 2011. Members of the Committee on International Trade INTA of the European Parliament agreed that the Association Agreement with Ukraine would not be affected by the lawsuit against the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko. This opinion was voiced by the European MP Paweł Zalewski at the meeting of the Committee held yesterday, reports Kommersant Ukraine. The EU MPs believe the agreement needs to be finalized as soon as possible to push Ukraine’s democratic development further.
- August 22, 2011
Kyiv, August 22, 2011. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said that both Ukraine and the EU need to significantly expand human dialogue on a citizens’ level as well as develop effective economic cooperation. Such statement went public during the president’s official address to Ukrainian and international communities on the eve of the 20th Independence Day of Ukraine. The testimony proclaimed the European way to be the basis for the Ukrainian foreign policy and European values – the foundation for the country’s further development.
- August 22, 2011
Kyiv, August 22, 2011. The President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso issued a statement dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Ukraine, in which he speaks of the long term relationship the EU is willing to establish with Ukraine and mature prospering democracy Europe expects Ukraine to become.
- July 20, 2011
Ukraine Insists on Solidifying its European Integration Perspective in the Association Agreement with the EU
Kyiv, July 20, 2011. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko said that Association Agreement with the European Union is a priority for Ukraine and that the country would insist upon solidifying its European perspective regardless of the skepticism of some EU member states. Such statement was released during an informal meeting of the Group of Friends of Ukraine before the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting on July 18 in Brussels.
- June 24, 2011
Kyiv, June 24, 2011. The head of the British delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Robert Walter believes that dialogue with Ukraine needs to be conducted keeping in mind the country’s future membership in the European Union. “The need for deepening and developing the relationship with Ukraine is natural and needs to be conducted in line with future EU membership of the country,” said Walter, commenting on the Ukrainian President’s speech at PACE.
- March 25, 2011
Kyiv, March 25, 2011. Stefan Fuele, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy in his Brussels meeting with Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian opposition leader, informed the latter of the progress of Ukraine’s integration into the European Union.
- March 17, 2011
Kyiv. March 17, 2011. The first meeting of the EU-Ukraine forum was launched today by MEP Adina-Ioana Valean and Ukrainian MP Alexander Feldman. The event concept, developed by Feldman, is to bring the people of Europe and Ukraine closer together, reports UNIAN according to the Forum press-service.
- March 17, 2011
Kyiv, March 17, 2011. The 2011 will be a crucial year for the relations between Ukraine and the EU with important goals to accomplish, including the completion of negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and a free trade zone establishment, said Miroslav Lajcak, the Managing Director for Russia, Eastern Neighborhood and the Western Balkans in the EU’s External Action Service.
- March 15, 2011
Kyiv, March 15, 2011. The European Parliament deputy Pavel Koval considers Ukraine a future partner of the EU, Interfax reports.