About: Tymoshenko

Europe's East 29-11-2013

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.
Europe's East 19-11-2013

Analysts slam Germany’s Ukraine policy shortcomings

SPECIAL REPORT / Little appears to have changed in Germany's cautious approach to Ukraine's rapprochement to the EU, except that German politicians feel more free to criticise the short-sightedness of Berlin's external relations, both towards Moscow and Kyiv, since Angela Merkel regained power. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's East 18-10-2013

Ukraine president ready to release Tymoshenko for treatment

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said yesterday (17 October) that he would sign a bill allowing the jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Europe's East 11-10-2013

Tymoshenko’s release ‘complicated’, German minister admits

Germany's foreign minister reported little progress in securing a quick release of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko after meeting President Viktor Yanukovich yesterday (10 October), saying there were political and legal obstacles.
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 27-08-2013

Eastern countries add Ukraine to foreign ministers’ agenda

Russia's bid to bloc Ukraine's ambitions to move closer to the European Union will be on the agenda of an informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers on 6-7 September in Vilnius, diplomats have told EURACTIV.
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.
Europe's East 14-05-2013

Lithuania gives Ukraine extra time to meet EU demands

Lithuania, which takes over the rotating EU presidency on 1 July, has given Ukraine extra time to meet the Union's conditions for signing a long-delayed association agreement.
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.