EP: EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to be signed if all conditions are met
The European Parliament has recommended that the EU Council sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine only if all the criteria set in December 2012 are achieved, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.
"The European Parliament recommends that the Council sign the Association Agreement between the EU and its Member States, on the one part, and Ukraine on the other part, if the required conditions, as formally defined by the Foreign Affairs Council of 10 December 2012 and supported by Parliament’s resolution of 13 December 2012, are met; expresses its approval, conditional upon the above-mentioned requirements, of the Council decision on the provisional application of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement immediately upon signature; states its intention, in the event of meeting all requirements and subsequent signing, to proceed with the full ratification of the EU‑Ukraine Association Agreement within the present legislative term," says the resolution “On the European Neighbourhood Policy: towards a strengthening of the partnership. Position of the European Parliament on the 2012 reports" that was supported at today’s session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The EP expressed regret that "progress in fulfilling the requirements of the Association Agreement, as laid down in the Council conclusions of 10 December 2012 on Ukraine and in Parliament’s resolution of 13 December 2012 on the situation in Ukraine, has not been fully achieved, with Ukraine persisting in its application of selective justice and still lacking elements of reform in the electoral and legal systems."
The EP urged the Ukrainian government to delivery promptly on those promises before the Vilnius summit.