Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Vilnius Summit: Keeping the Association Agreement on the Table

Despite the Ukrainian government’s decision to “suspend” its signature of the Association Agreement with the EU, it should remain on the table during the upcoming Vilnius summit. Ukraine had achieved partial progress on the three conditions set by the EU for signing an Association Agreement. However, Ukraine’s government used Russian pressure as an excuse to dodge signing the agreement. The EU should seize the opportunity and use the Vilnius summit to do what it does best: start a mediation process between the authorities and the country’s pro-EU civil society.

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