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Lytvyn: Ukraine hopes to make progress in European integration during Polish presidency of EU

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March 22, 2011, 11:31 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn has said that Ukraine hopes to make progress on its way to the European integration during the Polish presidency of the European Union. "We plan, and sincerely hope, that during the Polish presidency of the European Union in the second half of this year, and with the support of our Lithuanian friends, we'll manage to make progress on the way [to Ukraine's integration with the EU]," he said during the fourth meeting of the Trilateral Parliamentary Assembly of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine in Kyiv on March 22.

The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament also said he is sure that the signing of an association agreement with the EU and the realization of an action plan on the introduction of a visa-free regime would promote the deepening of contacts among people.

"Of course, the terms are of great importance to us. The content of these documents, on which intensive work is currently being done, are even more important to us," Lytvyn said.
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Anonymous March 22, 2011, 4:39 p.m.    

As long as Ukraine remains beholden to Presidential rule by decree Ukraine will never be a free independent democratic state. If Ukraine wants to be a part of Europe then Ukraine should look to Europe for models for Constitutional reform and should adopt European values and European systems of governance.

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Anonymous March 22, 2011, 7:21 p.m.    

You keep preaching this bogus info all the time.

Whether Ukraine has a Presidential or Parliamentary system has absolutely no bearing on Ukraine being able to join the EU.

The keys are democracy, free press and an honest judicial system...which will not happen with this corrupt and illegal govt.

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Anonymous March 22, 2011, 4:43 p.m.    

Under Akcja Wisla Ukraine gave Lemkivchenya.

Now the Polish Cultural Ministry wants Hutsulchenya?

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Anonymous March 22, 2011, 7:19 p.m.    

There will be no hope for Ukraine in the EU without drastic reform, which will not happen with this illegal and corrupt govt.

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