Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Ukraine’s Troubling Trends
Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton's op-ed in the 'NYT' provides a link to this recent report: 'The prospects for the EU-Ukraine free trade agreement'.
The report's conclusion?
"The future of the Association Agreement of the DCFTA will strongly depend on how the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which are scheduled for 28 October, proceed; the EU will not take any strategic decisions before then. If the Ukrainian government continues to violate democratic standards, the European Union’s consent to the implementation of the DFCTA will be very unlikely." [my italics]
...continues to violate.....