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You're reading: There is no reason for alarm in Ukraine-European Union relations

Former European Union Commissioner for Enlargement Gunther Verheugen recently described the current state of Ukraine-EU relations by borrowing from chess terminology: stalemate.

Such an impression is likely to sneak into the minds of those who care about Ukraine’s European pace, but tend to measure our relation’s progress in sequences of politically intriguing events. From this viewpoint, the picture indeed appears grey: no big developments are expected in Ukraine-EU relations until the October parliamentary elections.

On the other hand, there is nothing to cry about. The wheels of Ukraine-EU relations are rolling, plans get implemented, delegations meet and legislation gets adopted.

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