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Uncertainty on date of EU-Ukraine treaty signature

Posted by seumasach on June 4, 2014

My, this sounds like a good deal for Ukraine: sign away your right to join the Eurasian Union in exchange a vague and unfulfillable notion that you might be able to join the EU!


4th June, 2014

BRUSSELS – Ukraine has asked to sign a landmark EU treaty next weekend, but large EU countries expect to do it at the end of the month.

The “deep and comprehensive free trade agreement” – a 5kg box of technical documents – is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis.

Its signature means Ukraine can have free trade with Russia but is legally bound to stay out of its Eurasian Union.

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