Friday, December 04, 2009
EU cautious on integrating Ukraine
Good for the EU to show Ukraine that enough is enough. While they were used to the best of two world at their earlier stage of independence, very little has been done to show that they are worthy of being axcxcepted.
But on Friday there was no such agreement to sign. Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, the EU's top official in Ukraine, said the government in Kiev had simply not kept its side of the bargain, and that very little progress had been made in the areas where the EU wants Ukraine to reform.
"In particular in creating an environment to start reducing corruption; red tape; administrative burdens of all kinds in terms of the business in Ukraine, of attracting investment. There are a number of issues that indicate that in fact very little progress has been achieved."
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