EP: release of Yulia Tymoshenko is key condition for Ukraine’s association with the EU

18:05, 08 July 2013
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Yulia Tymoshenko’s release and judicial reform are necessary if the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is to be signed...

Yulia Tymoshenko’s release and judicial reform are necessary if the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is to be signed, says MEP Elmar Brok, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"It is increasingly clear that signature in November of the Association Agreement with Ukraine, followed by a fast track ratification process, is possible when three clear conditions are met - the immediate release of Yulia Tymoshenko, progress on broader judicial reform with urgent priority focused on the Office of the General Prosecutor and electoral reform, and, finally, the swift holding of elections for the mayor of Kyiv," MP Elmar Brok said on July 5 following his meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius.

Lithuania took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on July 1. The Eastern Partnership summit, at which the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement may be signed, will take place in Vilnius on November 28-29, 2013.

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