четвер, 18 листопада 2010 р.

EU-UKRAINE SUMMIT

The European Union is hosting the forthcoming 14th EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels, Val Duchesse, on 22 November 2010. The EU will be represented by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.

Ukraine will be represented by President Viktor Yanukovych. The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, will also attend the summit. The last EU-Ukraine summit was held in Kiev, on 4 December 2009. This will be the first summit with Ukraine to be organised under the arrangements introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, which established a permanent President of the European Council who chairs summits with partner countries.

The reform process in Ukraine: in particular macro-economic stability (the Standby Arrangement with the IMF, EU macro-financial aid); energy issues; the local elections of 31 October and the constitutional court decision; respect for human rights and democratic principles; civil society, media development and people-to-people contacts

EU-Ukraine relations, including the Action Plan for a visa-free regime; progress with EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; energy reform; deepening cooperation and convergence in foreign and security policy; the Joint Co-operation Initiative for Crimea.

Regional issues, in particular the Transnistrian conflict and the EU Border Assistance Mission; relations with Belarus

Fact-sheet HERE.

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