Posts Tagged ‘ European Union ’

Ukrainians Tell Yanukovich: We Will Be In EU, With Or Without You

Jan 3rd, 2014 | By

By EurActiv January 2, 2014 (EurActiv) — “The future of Ukraine lies in our hands, not in yours”, civil society activists told Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich in an unusual New Year video message. More than fifty Ukrainians of all walks of life addressed Yanukovich in a video message, in an unprecedented response to the annual…


Why did Ukraine’s Yanukovych give in to Russian pressure on EU deal?

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Summary: Despite the desire held by many Ukrainians to be more aligned with the European Union, Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych was swayed by pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin to reject a free trade agreement. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution about Yanukovych’s options for the current crisis. This interview aired on…


The EU association agreement

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

With plans for an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, I offer a supportive voice to that of Taras Danko, who wrote recently: “The mechanisms of EU’s Eastern Partnership should provide the facilities for assisting Ukraine in order to eliminate the domino effect on other European economies. While the macroeconomic steps that could be…


What To Do With Viktor Fedorovych

Oct 18th, 2011 | By

By Bishop Paul Peter Jesep The European Union has a problem.  What is it to do with an obstinate man who behaves like a petty, arrogant, illiterate peasant who thinks he’s crafty like a fox, albeit a rabid one?  Ukraine’s president will fly to Brussels to meet with European leaders in an atmosphere that has…