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.

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. 

Please log in to read this article:

Forgot your password? Click here

Don't have a login yet?

Register for free to read this article.
It only takes a minute.