Friday, 12 September 2008

Ukraine asks for strong sign from Europe

Ukraine has asked the EU to give it a strong signal that it will be accepted as a candidate state. It has asked for this to be given at the EU summit in Evian on 9 September. The Ukrainian authorities are trying to profit from Europe’s need to be seen to be doing something about Georgia and they evidently hope that EU leaders will react by offering the country swift membership. [Le Monde, 29 August 2008] However, the crisis in the government will make it extremely difficult for the EU to fast-track the country, when EU membership (and even more so NATO membership) enjoys only controversial support in the country.

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