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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Ukraine’s Poroshenko replies to nazi name calling: Putin’s adviser is a muppet

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's adviser Sergei Glazyev is a 'muppet' and a 'nobody'. Poroshenko's remarks came after Glazyev called Poroshenko a 'nazi', only hours before Ukraine was due to sign an Association Agreement with the EU.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Poroshenko: Ukraine paid a high price to be in, with Europe

In his speech after signing the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that 'this is the most important day for Ukraine, after independence day'. “We expect EU to protect Ukraine's territorial integrity”, Poroshenko added.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Barroso: Supporting Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine is a solemn commitment for the EU

Speaking at the Association Agreement signing ceremony between the EU and Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that 'signing the agreements should not be seen as the end of the road, but the beginning of a journey'. 'They are not against anyone', Barroso added.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Van Rompuy: Ukrainian people gave their lives for closer EU ties

Speaking at the Association Agreement signing ceremony between the EU and Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that the agreements are 'milestones' in the history of the EU and its eastern partners.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Barroso: European integration is a source of inspiration

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that 'despite all difficulties', the EU is signing and Association Agreements with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia on Friday.
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Europe's East 27-06-2014

Poroshenko: Today is a historic day for Ukraine

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Ukrainian newly elected president Petro Poroshenko said that signing an Association Agreement with the EU marks a historic day for Ukraine.
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Europe's East 22-05-2014

EU ‘committed’ to early signing of association agreement with Georgia

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso met Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli? Garibashvili on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. Brussels and Tbilisi are due to sign a free trade agreement on June 27th.
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Europe's East 09-04-2014

Barroso launches support group for Ukraine

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced on Wednesday the creation of a support group to technically assist Ukraine with financial and political reforms. The initiative comes on top of the €11 billion in financial aid offered to Ukraine on the 5th March after Kiev signed the EU Association Agreement.
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Europe's East 21-03-2014

Yatsenyuk: Russia decided to impose a new post-Cold War order

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk and EU leaders signed today the “political chapters” of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA), in a low-key ceremony orchestrated by the protocol to downplay the importance Kyiv attaches to the pact.
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Global Europe 20-12-2013

Merkel: EU ready to sign association agreement with Moldova, Georgia by August 2014

As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the last EU summit of the year, german Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the 'EU ready to sign association agreement with Moldova and Georgia by August next year.'
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Europe's East 13-12-2013

Füle asks Ukraine to clarify intentions, warns of looming financial crisis

Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in central Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police yesterday (12 December) as the European Union held out a promise of increased aid for Ukraine if it signed an Association Agreement (AA). Ukraine's first deputy prime minister Serhiy Arbuzov flew to Brussels with a high-level delegation seeking billions of euros of aid from the EU in return for signing the agreement, which Kiev suddenly backed away from last month.
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Europe's East 09-12-2013

Ashton to visit Kyiv amid Ukraine’s anti-government protests

60.000 people, according to the Ukrainian police. Thousands more according to unofficial sources. This bird's eye view of Kyiv's Independence square shows the anti-government rally held in the Ukrainian capital on Sunday, the biggest street protest since the Orange Revolution over 10 years ago.
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Europe's East 09-12-2013

Ukrainians march in Kiev for anti-government, pro-EU protest

Thousands of Ukrainians took the streets of Kyiv on Sunday in the biggest anti-government protests in years, after Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovich failed to sign a landmark pact with the European Union in favour of closer economic cooperation with Moscow, Ukraine's Soviet-era overlord.
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Europe's East 02-12-2013

Tymoshenko’s daughter: We all thought Yanukovich would sign

On the fourth day of a hunger strike by Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister and main political opponent of President Viktor Yanukovich, her daughter Yevhenia Tymoshenko gave an exclusive interview to EURACTIV in Vilnius.
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Europe's East 18-11-2013

EU urges Ukraine to act on Tymoshenko to secure deal

EU Foreign Affairs ministers urged Ukraine on Monday to resolve the issue of Yulia Tymoshenko's imprisonment before signing a landmark EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Speaking to journalists before an EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, German Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle said 'I address an urgent call to Ukraine to agree on the path of the rule of law and to avoid games with time'.

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