EU: Ukraine must address issue of selective justice by May
Presidents of the European Council and European Commission Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso say the key condition for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement remains the issue of selective justice, according to an Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"The signing of the association agreement is based on three issues – selective justice, electoral law and reforms. We, on behalf of the European Union, are calling for progress to be made on these issues by May of this year," Herman Van Rompuy told the press today in Brussels, Belgium.
He noted that during the summit support was expressed for the European Parliament mission of former European Parliament President Pat Cox and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski to "address the issue of selective justice and systematic judicial reform to prevent selective justice in the future."
In his turn, Jose Manuel Barroso stressed that the EU is interested in signing the association agreement with Ukraine. "I am waiting for concrete progress in the areas specified. We’re not making unilateral requests and setting demands. This is a joint agreement to follow the road that leads closer to the signing of the agreement," added the European Commission president.