There are several encouraging developments in the European Union’s position on Ukraine and Russia. This week, EU leaders are expected to renew sanctions against Russia for its ongoing invasion of and aggression against Ukraine. Effective next month, the EU’s trade deal with Ukraine will kick in, after a year’s delay to placate Russia, which petulantly announced Wednesday that it would suspend its own free-trade agreement with Ukraine starting January 1, 2016. Visa-free access for Ukrainians to EU countries is expected to follow in the not-too-distant future.
But amid these positive developments a bad idea is floating around: to develop close ties …read more
Source: European Voice