EU-Ukraine PAC confirms Ukraine's European prospects
The EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) states that Kyiv has prospects of becoming a member of the European Union provided it complies with certain principles.
In particular, the PAC stresses that "the Association Agreement does not constitute the final goal in EU-Ukraine relations and welcomes the European aspirations of Ukraine," according to the Final Statement and Recommendations of the PAC meeting held on April 18-19 in Strasbourg.
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The Committee also considers that "the EU should reconfirm Ukraine's European aspirations in the text of the final Declaration to be adopted at the 20th EU–Ukraine Summit in July 2018."
As UNIAN reported, last year's EU-Ukraine Summit did not adopt of the final declaration.