Lytvn opts for Neutrality and No-NATO Membership

January 29, 2008

Ukraine Radio
29-01-2008 18:04

Lytvyn’s bloc faction in parliament supports idea of holding referendum on Ukraine’s accession to NATO

This was stated by the bloc’s MP Mykhailo Syrota while on a trip to Donetsk. He noted that in case such a referendum is held his political force will support Ukraine’s neutrality.

Mr. Syrota also believes that the Party of Regions and the president have the same position on Ukraine’s NATO membership, which is confirmed by the party member Rayisa Bohatyriova’s joining the president’s team as the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.


EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties

January 29, 2008

A recent article published in the EU Observer indicates that Europe wants political stability in Ukraine before they embrace Ukraine ad offer membership.

The best way forward for Ukraine to establish political stability is for Ukraine to complete its transition from a Presidential ‘rule by decree’ dictatorship to a full Europe Parliamentary ‘rule of law’ democracy.

Ukraine must look to Europe for its political and Constitutional reforms ad ot the USA if it wants to become a part of the EU.

EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties
29.01.2008 – 09:19 CET By Elitsa Vucheva
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Ukraine needs to show political stability, as well as more political and economic reforms, in order for the country to win closer relations with the EU, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday (28 January).

“To achieve progress, we need political stability, we need a Ukraine that is really committed to political and economic reforms,” he said after meeting Ukraine’s new prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.

“We are confident that political stability can become a reality in Ukraine,” he added.

Ms Tymoshenko is on a two-day visit to Brussels aiming to foster greater ties with the 27-member bloc.

Ukraine is currently part of the EU’s neighbourhood policy, a tool designed to offer EU neighbours closer – or privileged – cooperation with the bloc, but that does not guarantee eventual EU membership.

But Kiev has been calling for closer relations with the EU for years, making it clear it wants to be considered a future member of the bloc.

“We are historically a European country, and although we have wasted some time, and not always done our homework, this new government will do its best to make up for lost time,” Ms Tymoshenko told MEPs later on Monday.

But the EU has so far not gone further than promising Ukraine closer political cooperation and a future free trade agreement.

Discussions on trade issues are expected to start soon, now that it has been announced that the country is to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next month.

Kiev’s candidacy will be put to the WTO’s General Council meeting on 5 February and then followed by a six-month ratification process, according to news agency AFP.


EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties

January 29, 2008

A recent article published in the EU Observer indicates that Europe wants political stability in Ukraine before they embrace Ukraine ad offer membership.

The best way forward for Ukraine to establish political stability is for Ukraine to complete its transition from a Presidential ‘rule by decree’ dictatorship to a full Europe Parliamentary ‘rule of law’ democracy.

Ukraine must look to Europe for its political and Constitutional reforms ad ot the USA if it wants to become a part of the EU.

EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties
29.01.2008 – 09:19 CET By Elitsa Vucheva
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Ukraine needs to show political stability, as well as more political and economic reforms, in order for the country to win closer relations with the EU, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday (28 January).

“To achieve progress, we need political stability, we need a Ukraine that is really committed to political and economic reforms,” he said after meeting Ukraine’s new prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.

“We are confident that political stability can become a reality in Ukraine,” he added.

Ms Tymoshenko is on a two-day visit to Brussels aiming to foster greater ties with the 27-member bloc.

Ukraine is currently part of the EU’s neighbourhood policy, a tool designed to offer EU neighbours closer – or privileged – cooperation with the bloc, but that does not guarantee eventual EU membership.

But Kiev has been calling for closer relations with the EU for years, making it clear it wants to be considered a future member of the bloc.

“We are historically a European country, and although we have wasted some time, and not always done our homework, this new government will do its best to make up for lost time,” Ms Tymoshenko told MEPs later on Monday.

But the EU has so far not gone further than promising Ukraine closer political cooperation and a future free trade agreement.

Discussions on trade issues are expected to start soon, now that it has been announced that the country is to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next month.

Kiev’s candidacy will be put to the WTO’s General Council meeting on 5 February and then followed by a six-month ratification process, according to news agency AFP.


EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties

January 29, 2008

A recent article published in the EU Observer indicates that Europe wants political stability in Ukraine before they embrace Ukraine ad offer membership.

The best way forward for Ukraine to establish political stability is for Ukraine to complete its transition from a Presidential ‘rule by decree’ dictatorship to a full Europe Parliamentary ‘rule of law’ democracy.

Ukraine must look to Europe for its political and Constitutional reforms ad ot the USA if it wants to become a part of the EU.

EU wants ‘political stability’ in Ukraine before closer ties
29.01.2008 – 09:19 CET By Elitsa Vucheva
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Ukraine needs to show political stability, as well as more political and economic reforms, in order for the country to win closer relations with the EU, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday (28 January).

“To achieve progress, we need political stability, we need a Ukraine that is really committed to political and economic reforms,” he said after meeting Ukraine’s new prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.

“We are confident that political stability can become a reality in Ukraine,” he added.

Ms Tymoshenko is on a two-day visit to Brussels aiming to foster greater ties with the 27-member bloc.

Ukraine is currently part of the EU’s neighbourhood policy, a tool designed to offer EU neighbours closer – or privileged – cooperation with the bloc, but that does not guarantee eventual EU membership.

But Kiev has been calling for closer relations with the EU for years, making it clear it wants to be considered a future member of the bloc.

“We are historically a European country, and although we have wasted some time, and not always done our homework, this new government will do its best to make up for lost time,” Ms Tymoshenko told MEPs later on Monday.

But the EU has so far not gone further than promising Ukraine closer political cooperation and a future free trade agreement.

Discussions on trade issues are expected to start soon, now that it has been announced that the country is to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next month.

Kiev’s candidacy will be put to the WTO’s General Council meeting on 5 February and then followed by a six-month ratification process, according to news agency AFP.


Remembering Ukraine’s shameful past and the atrocities against Ukraine’s Jewish community

January 29, 2008
Ukraine must not make heroes out of those that supported the NAZI invasion and extermination of Ukrainian Jewish families in shameful racist pogroms.

The rise of neo-NAZIs supported by US extremists whose tools of trade are threats,. abuse and intimidation is of growing concern. Their hidden agenda is not support for Ukraine or its economic or democratic development but their desire to spread their false ideology of hatred and violence.


BRUSSELS (EJP)—European Jewish Congress President, Moshe Kantor, has warned against the rising number of neo-Nazis in Europe.

Speaking at a special commemoration organized Monday evening in the European Parliament on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kantor said : “There are more neo-Nazis than Jews today in Europe.”
Kantor, who lost half of his family in the Shoah or Holocaust in Ukraine, deplored the ” trivialization” of the neo-Nazi phenomenon and warned that “lessons of history have not been learned.”
“We should not allow things to be repeated,” he added, in the presence of the president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering.
He called for the need to organize a very strong education in Europe and elsewhere about this darkest period of mankind.


Remembering Ukraine’s shameful past and the atrocities against Ukraine’s Jewish community

January 29, 2008
Ukraine must not make heroes out of those that supported the NAZI invasion and extermination of Ukrainian Jewish families in shameful racist pogroms.

The rise of neo-NAZIs supported by US extremists whose tools of trade are threats,. abuse and intimidation is of growing concern. Their hidden agenda is not support for Ukraine or its economic or democratic development but their desire to spread their false ideology of hatred and violence.


BRUSSELS (EJP)—European Jewish Congress President, Moshe Kantor, has warned against the rising number of neo-Nazis in Europe.

Speaking at a special commemoration organized Monday evening in the European Parliament on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kantor said : “There are more neo-Nazis than Jews today in Europe.”
Kantor, who lost half of his family in the Shoah or Holocaust in Ukraine, deplored the ” trivialization” of the neo-Nazi phenomenon and warned that “lessons of history have not been learned.”
“We should not allow things to be repeated,” he added, in the presence of the president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering.
He called for the need to organize a very strong education in Europe and elsewhere about this darkest period of mankind.


Remembering Ukraine’s shameful past and the atrocities against Ukraine’s Jewish community

January 29, 2008
Ukraine must not make heroes out of those that supported the NAZI invasion and extermination of Ukrainian Jewish families in shameful racist pogroms.

The rise of neo-NAZIs supported by US extremists whose tools of trade are threats,. abuse and intimidation is of growing concern. Their hidden agenda is not support for Ukraine or its economic or democratic development but their desire to spread their false ideology of hatred and violence.


BRUSSELS (EJP)—European Jewish Congress President, Moshe Kantor, has warned against the rising number of neo-Nazis in Europe.

Speaking at a special commemoration organized Monday evening in the European Parliament on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Kantor said : “There are more neo-Nazis than Jews today in Europe.”
Kantor, who lost half of his family in the Shoah or Holocaust in Ukraine, deplored the ” trivialization” of the neo-Nazi phenomenon and warned that “lessons of history have not been learned.”
“We should not allow things to be repeated,” he added, in the presence of the president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering.
He called for the need to organize a very strong education in Europe and elsewhere about this darkest period of mankind.