The EU-Ukraine Summit will be held in Brussels next Monday. The atmosphere around the bilateral relations is quite dense. Since 10 December, when the European Union accepted the election results, there has not been a significant step forward towards the fulfilment of the Union’s requirements.
Just to recall, the changes in question included election law alterations, legal system modernisation and mainly abandonment of a so called ‘selective application of law’. This nice phrase means nothing else than discontinuation of harassment and incarceration of opposing politicians. There have been expectations in Brussels that something would be done in that matter, that, for instance, a former minister of foreign affairs Yuriy Lutsenko would be released. So far, nothing has been done.
Summit conferences are usually crowned with a bilateral message. This time it might be very short.
PS. Viktor Yanukovych will come to Brussels exactly three years after his presidential appointment. However, chances to share a bottle of champaign on this occasion are scarce.Author : Marek Siwiec MEP