EU: Ukraine must address issue of selective prosecution

15:19, 04 October 2013
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Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service Helga Schmid has said that for Ukraine to successfully complete the European integration process it must address the issue of selective prosecution, in particular the case of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"We have repeatedly stressed to the Ukrainian government the need for decisive action in achieving tangible process in meeting the criteria set forth by the EU Council in December 2012, including the issue of selective justice," Helga Schmid said during a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, with Hryhoriy Nemyria, the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European Integration and deputy head of the Batkivshchyna party.

The Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service underscored that the Eastern Partnership summit in November will be an important event for partner countries as well as EU member-states. She said the EU supports Ukraine’s approximation with the EU and backs the signing of the association agreement but only if the criteria are met.

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