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You're reading: Why Ukraine is incapable of meeting Europe’s expectations

When Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, paid an official visit to Kyiv on Feb. 7, he had only one issue to discuss: whether Ukraine is ready to sign the EU Association Agreement. Though the European Union did not provide any new formal requirements, information on 19 checking points for Ukraine was circulated in the press. It was switfty nicknamed Füle’s List.

 It is not an official document; however, both sides agree that it will be used for assessing Ukraine’s progress in implementing sectoral reforms. In particular, Füle’s List provides for monitoring of the strength and efficacy of Ukraine’s anticorruption campaign.

Ukraine’s authorities reacted by decising that 10 of 19 demands are their priorities.

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