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Europe's East 07-10-2013

Solution emerging on Tymoshenko’s case: reports

EU envoys formally asked Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich to pardon his jailed opponent Yulia Tymoshenko, while she signalled for the first time that she was ready for an agreement that would send her to Germany.
Europe's East 04-10-2013

Tymoshenko’s prosecutor gets another job. What’s behind the scenes?

Renat Kuzmin, the prosecutor investigating Yulia Tymoshenko, has suddenly got another job. Maybe it’s too early to see an opening vis-à-vis the EU, but the issue is worth following, writes Vadym Omelchenko.
Europe's East 26-07-2013

Verheugen slams Berlin’s handling of EU-Ukraine relations

Günter Verheugen, a former European Commission vice president and heavyweight in Germany's Social Democratic party (SDP), said he saw “double-standards” in the German government's handling of Ukraine's bid to conclude an association agreement with the EU.
Elections 25-07-2013

Verheugen: Beware an institutional crisis after the EU elections

An institutional crisis of the kind the EU cannot afford would happen if the European elections put forward a candidate for Commission president who would not have the support of his own country, Günter Verheugen, former Commission vice president and enlargement commissioner, told EURACTIV Poland.
Elections 04-07-2013

Lithuanian envoy: Failed deal with Ukraine could hurt EU’s Eastern Partnership

Failure to sign an association agreement with Ukraine at a regional summit in November would be a blow for the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative aimed at pulling six former Soviet republics closer to the EU, Lithuania’s foreign minister said. EURACTIV reports from Vilnius.
Europe's East 26-06-2013

Poland warns EU-Ukraine bilateral agreement ‘clearly’ at risk

The planned sign-off of a wide-ranging EU-Ukraine Association Agreement at the November Eastern Partnership summit is "clearly" at risk, according to the Polish Foreign Minister, Rados?aw Sikorski. He urged Ukrainian authorities to “speed up” reforms and fulfil the EU's conditions by the end of summer, and not to wait until the last moment.
Energy 23-05-2013

Ukraine courts Germany ahead of Vilnius summit

Ukraine is taking “active steps” to win the sympathy of Germany, the country most strongly opposed to the signature of a landmark association agreement with the EU in the absence of a solution to the imprisonment of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, diplomats told EURACTIV.
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Europe's East 02-05-2013

Court decision prompts fresh EU calls to free Tymoshenko

The European Union has urged Ukrainian authorities to “reconsider thoroughly” the imprisonment of  Yulia Tymoshenko following a European Court of Human Rights ruling that the arrest of the former prime minister was illegal and politically motivated.
Europe's East 02-05-2013

Court decision prompts fresh EU calls to free Tymoshenko

The European Union has urged Ukrainian authorities to “reconsider thoroughly” the imprisonment of  Yulia Tymoshenko following a European Court of Human Rights ruling that the arrest of the former prime minister was illegal and politically motivated.
Europe's East 19-04-2013

Special EU mission to Ukraine wins praise, extended term

A move by the European Parliament to extend its observation mission in Ukraine, led by the former presidents of Ireland and Poland, has been viewed as a sign of hope that the country can finalise its association agreement with the EU by the end of year.
Europe's East 08-04-2013

Ukrainian leader pardons Tymoshenko allies

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych yesterday (7 April) pardoned two allies of his main foe, ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, in a move to appease Western critics but gave no sign of being ready to free the imprisoned opposition leader herself.
Europe's East 03-04-2013

Protests turn up the heat on Ukraine’s Yanukovich

Thousands of supporters of Ukraine's re-energised opposition movement rallied outside parliament yesterday (2 April) to press for early mayoral elections in Kiev, the biggest such action against President Viktor Yanukovich this year.
Europe's East 08-03-2013

Ukrainian ex-minister: ‘Our judges are independent from the law’

Petro Poroshenko, a former top government minister and an influential businessman, said yesterday (7 March) he regretted the “selective justice” that led to an opposition lawmaker to lose his parliamentary seat.
Europe's East 06-03-2013

Ukrainian authorities up pressure on Tymoshenko ally

The European Union yesterday (5 March) condemned a move by Ukrainian authorities to suspend parliamentary immunity for lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko, who has actively campaigned in defence of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Europe's East 14-02-2013

Analyst: It’s good having the EU-Ukraine summit

The 25 February EU-Ukraine summit is not expected to make a breakthrough in relations between Brussels and Kyiv, but it can set the course for improvement ahead of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership summit in November, Amanda Paul, analyst at the European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 24-01-2013

Tymoshenko murder accusations overshadow upcoming EU-Ukraine summit

The EU-Ukraine summit scheduled for 25 February may mark a low point in the relations between Brussels and Kyiv, with diplomats warning that it would be “impossible” to move forward without solving the case of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is now accused of commissioning a murder.
Europe's East 11-12-2012

EU expects ‘determined action’ from Ukraine

EU ministers adopted yesterday (10 December) a rather long text on the Union’s relations with Ukraine, leaving options open for the holding of a bilateral summit and for signing the association agreement in 2013, provided that they see “determined action” in a number of areas, including “progress in addressing the issue of selective justice”.
Europe's East 30-11-2012

Füle pours cold water on Ukraine’s EU hopes

Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, has poured cold water over Ukraine’s ambition to hold a summit with the Union and sign an Association Agreement.
Economy & Jobs 25-09-2012

De Gucht: Ukraine doesn’t make its EU case easier

The European Commission is concerned about the many “stumbling blocks” which prevent it from proposing member states to sign the Association agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free trade Agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine, Commissioner Karel De Gucht said yesterday (24 September), in an interview with EURACTIV.
Europe's East 22-08-2012

Prosecutors ask court to uphold Tymoshenko sentence

Ukrainian state prosecutors urged a high court yesterday (21 August) to reject ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko's appeal of her conviction for abuse of office, a case Western leaders have condemned as politically motivated.
Europe's East 14-08-2012

Tymoshenko denied registration as election candidate

The European Parliament’s centre-right political group has joined Ukrainian opposition forces in condemning the Ukrainian Central Election Committee’s refusal to register imprisoned political leaders Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuri Lutsenko as candidates for the October parliamentary elections.
Europe's East 16-05-2012

Ukraine PM warns of ‘foreign plot’ against Kyiv

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said his country was “taken hostage” over the case of his imprisoned predecessor, Yulia Tymoshenko, which he said was overblown because of a “foreign plot” to prevent the country from getting closer to the EU.
Europe's East 15-05-2012

EU ponders ‘losing Ukraine to Russia’

EU ministers held an animated discussion in Brussels yesterday (14 May), evaluating the risks of “losing Ukraine to Russia” if too much pressure is put on the country over the treatment of imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Europe's East 10-05-2012

Murder charge to be pressed against Tymoshenko

The Ukrainian prosecution will press murder charges against the country’s former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in two weeks time, Deputy Prosecutor General Renat Kuzmin, who is responsible for her case, announced yesterday (9 May). 

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