The association agreement with Ukraine will be initialled

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 20/03/12

The news is almost certain. On March 30 the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine will be initialled. Yes, yes, it is the same agreement that was supposed to be initialled last year in December at the EU-Ukraine summit. I enjoy any positive fact that goes in this direction. However it does not mean [...]

The EU-Ukraine summit: no scandal, no success

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 19/12/11

The diplomacy knows an infinite number of wordings that do not explicitly describe a simple situation. I suppose that some of them will be used during today’s EU-Ukraine summit. There are signs that the agreement on association and free trade is ready. However, there is no will on the European side to initial it. There [...]

The big final is coming up

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 25/11/11

If the next month of the EU-Ukraine relations looks like it is imagined by Deputy Andrij Klujew, it will be fine. He believes, in fact, that the association agreement will be signed for the glory of Ukraine and the EU. He does not provide any “plan B”, believing that “either now, or never”. Maby this [...]

News at the Vistula, news at the Dnieper

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 12/10/11

It seems the Polish Prime Minister has become big-headed. His proposition of a mechanical continuation of the government’s composition has nothing to do with the essence of elections – the changes. Besides, it does not comply with the Constitution. I suppose it will continue in this way for the rest of the parliamentary term – [...]

Clouds over Ukraine’s association

Posted by Marek Siwiec MEP on 27/09/11

Being lately in Yalta I heard that the recent meeting Yanukovych-Medvedev in Sochi was one of the worst. Worst, which means that no agreement on a single customs territory has been reached and, what’s more, there was a fuss that ended with Yanukovych’s words: “I will not trade in my country’s sovereignty”. This memorable declaration [...]

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Marek Siwiec, Polish Member of the European Parliament, writes about European Neighbourhood Policy, defence policy, Polish Presidency of the EU Council, Polish politics and other topics related to European and international affairs. more.

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