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Integration into EU unchanged priority of Ukraine's policy, says foreign minister

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May 15, 2010, 6:17 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Ukraine remains EU-bound, says Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko has said that integration into Europe has been and remains the priority of domestic and foreign policy of Ukraine.

The minister said this while opening the Europe Day in Kyiv on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry's press service reported.

"I would like to say today that Ukraine adheres to clearly defined plans of integrating into the European space and complying with European principles of democracy, socially oriented market economy, provision of human rights. We will not leave this path. The government is determined to take concrete steps to ensure the progress of our state on the path to the EU, holding reforms that would bring the life of Ukrainians closer to the EU standards," Hryschenko said.
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Anonymous May 15, 2010, 9:16 p.m.    

The first and most important step would be to amend Ukraine's Constitution and adopt a Parliamentary system of governance in line with other European States and European values.

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Anonymous May 16, 2010, 12:18 a.m.    

Constitutionality is of absolutely no relevance to Yanuconvict and his KGB masters. Its all toilet paper to them.

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Anonymous May 16, 2010, 11:56 a.m.    

Euro area is disintegrating because of irresponsibility of nations such as Greece, Spain, Portugal in borrowing huge sums of money and living beyond their means at the expense of the rest of Europe. Ukraine has shown what it can do with cheap credit funelled by Greek banks. No one will let Ukraine in Europe for the next 20 years. Bye Ukraine, you stsy in the east and don't come here.

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Anonymous May 16, 2010, 1:28 p.m.    

Greece failed as an economy because its population still sees itself as city states....athens sparta etc not as a single untied country,,,therefore they pay the local taxes but many refuse to pay national taxes and this was hidden when greece opted to join the Euro...therefore they have to sort out and unify there population before they can become a solid stable economy....Much like the Ukraine where the eats see itself as Russian before Ukrainian and the west as Ukrainian and anti russian,,,they need to develop a unity...not divergeance, Unfortuantley the present government seems to be pushing too far towards russia,,,they need to stop the sales of state and national assets to russia,,,be friends and have trade agreements,,,but not allow russian control or infuence of state policy or assets.

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