Stefan Fule: solution to case of Yulia Tymoshenko to determine fate of EU agreement
European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule has said the report by the European Parliament’s mission monitoring the political trials involving Yulia Tymoshenko will be a crucial factor in the decision to sign the association agreement with Ukraine, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"The upcoming report by former Presidents Cox and Kwasniewski will be of crucial importance for our Member States, who will be making their evaluations of Ukraine's progress," Stefan Fule said in his opening speech at today’s national roundtable on European integration at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The European commissioner recalled that on October 21 the European Union's Foreign Ministers will be discussing Ukraine's progress at the Foreign Affairs Council. "It would be great mistake to assume – in the light of the recent unacceptable pressure on Ukraine to move away from the Association Agreement – that geopolitical considerations will prevail in the European Union's decision," he stressed.
On October 4, former European Parliament President Pat Cox and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski asked Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to pardon Yulia Tymoshenko.
Yulia Tymoshenko in her turn stated that the EP mission had given her an official offer to travel to Germany for treatment. The ex-premier accepted the proposal, given the importance of the signing the association agreement between Ukraine and the EU.