Instead of seeking to position itself to the West or to the East, Ukraine should reform and use its huge natural resources and human potential to become a big international player on its own terms, speakers told a conference held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The conference “EU–Ukraine in 2020, looking beyond the current
paradigm”, attempted to frame the discussion about Ukraine outside the
usual context of the short-term bilateral agenda.
The conference was organised by Fondation EurActiv and the Ukrainian Foundation for Democracy People First, and hosted by Polish MEP Paweł Zalewski (European People’s Party).