In an interview with the Financial Times Deutschland on Monday, Victor Yushchenko said it was vital to continue constitutional reform in Ukraine in order to “create a more effective model of relations within government.” He reiterated his intention to form a constitutional commission to compromise on key issues of the country’s development.

      The President said Ukraine would never "step back" on its strategic path to join the European Union, according to the President`s press-office.

      “I am convinced the Prime Minister of Ukraine will support most of the President’s ideas concerning the country’s foreign course during his visit to Germany.”


      Mr. Yushchenko said it was our priority to formulate an enhanced cooperation agreement with the European Union. Signing a free trade agreement is at the top of our agenda, too, he added.

      “It is very important for both of us to understand our strategic expectations,” he said.

      The interview will be published on February 27.

      The Financial Times Deutschland is a financial daily based in Hamburg, Germany.

The newspaper contains four sections, Business, Politics & Economy, Finance, and Agenda (Comment, Analysis, Sport, Culture), its circulation being 110,000 copies.

Founded in February 2000, the FTD is believed to be one of Germany’s most popular newspapers, thanks to its accurate and objective reporting.