Ukraine must show the EU it is serious about reform
As soon as Ukraine meets the technical conditions, the EU’s member states should then relax entry for Ukrainians.
Appeared in print on 21.02.2013
Many in Europe take a grim view of Ukraine. Their view is unlikely to be improved by reading the assessments of Ukraine’s problems by the country’s own prime minister, Mykola Azarov (see page 12). In fact, Azarov is too harsh. His depiction of ordinary Ukrainians verges on insulting, and the EU’s decision last March to initial an association agreement shows that Ukraine has made a good deal of progress, at least at an administrative level.