Poland: signing of association agreement with Ukraine at risk
The signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement at the November Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius is at risk due to the Ukrainian government’s failure to fulfill the criteria put forward by the EU Council on December 10, 2012, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"We are worried that Ukraine might not fulfill the conditions on time," Radoslaw Sikorski said at the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.
The Polish diplomat noted that the Ukrainian parliament has neither passed the electoral law nor reformed what he referred to as "its Stalinist era prosecution service".
Radoslaw Sikorski also pointed to another condition imposed by the EU, namely the release and political rehabilitation of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, and reiterated the EU’s concern about selective justice in Ukraine.
The Eastern Partnership summit, at which the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement may be signed, will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, on November 28-29, 2013.