• Poroshenko urged the EU to think about a courtesy

  • The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine has done enough to get prospects for EU membership, otherwise all would be just rude". As reported RIA Novosti, the head of state said this at the annual meeting of Yalta European strategy" in Kiev.

    Poroshenko stressed that "the Ukrainians have passed one of the toughest exams in their lives, to become members of the European Union". "Never, Ukraine has not had this level of support in the world and in Europe, and it would be simply rude not to provide us with a membership perspective," he said.

    According to Poroshenko, the main provisions of the Association agreement with the EU are fighting corruption, creating a favorable investment climate and the rule of law. In this regard, he promised that these issues will become "the main priority immediately after the parliamentary election in Ukraine, October 26, 2014.

    The Association agreement and free trade area with the European Union at the end of 2013 was planned to be signed by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. However, on the eve of the summit, on which the document was supposed to approve, the Ukrainian government announced the suspension of European integration, explaining that this agreement is not beneficial for the country's economy. Disclaimer of Association has called on Ukraine mass protests that ended with the overthrow of President Yanukovych and the change of the government in February of this year.

    In March, Kiev signed a political part of the Association agreement with the EU, and the economic part was signed in late June. For the Treaty to enter into force it must be ratified by the national parliaments of the member countries of the EU, the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

    In March, the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that Ukraine is too early to become a member of the EU, and Brussels is not yet ready to take her into the community. He explained that for membership requires the consent of the member countries of the EU, which in the case of Ukraine no.


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