Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

EU battle for Ukraine ends in truncheons and tear gas

The EU this year lost a battle for Ukraine, but nobody is laughing at its soft power any more. Ever since the Orange Revolution in 2004, the EU and Russia have been pulling the former Soviet republic in opposite directions. The EU incentive was a "deep and comprehensive" free trade agreement, or DCFTA, described by the people who drafted it as a "blueprint for future accession."

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