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Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
Even if the negotiations are formally concluded, then the case of Yulia Tymoshenko will have crucial significance for the Association Agreement’s coming into force. EU representatives have informally indicated that if the main…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz A Olszański
On 11 October, the former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, was convicted and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. In addition, the court ruled that she was forbidden from holding public office for three years, and was…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
The statements after this round of negotiations show that both parties have come to agreement on the two main sticking points: Ukrainian export duties on goods, and duties on EU car imports. Ukraine has agreed to abolish these in…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
The negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union on the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) have reached the final stage. Russia is opposed to Ukraine signing this agreement.…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
In recent weeks, Ukraine made yet another attempt to renegotiate the unfavourable gas contracts with Russia which were signed by Yulia Tymoshenko in 2009. The chances of success appear to be illusory, because without far-reaching…
Analyses | | Marta Jaroszewicz, Sławomir Matuszak, Tadeusz A Olszański
The former prime minister’s arrest is a sign of the intensifying political dispute in Ukraine between the ruling camp and Tymoshenko’s supporters before next year's parliamentary elections. The trial is political in nature; its aim is…
OSW Commentary | | Sławomir Matuszak
The difficulties with fulfilling the obligations made to the IMF reflect the wider problem with implementing reforms in Ukraine, as the Party of Regions promised after taking power. Changes which do not affect the interests of…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk, Sławomir Matuszak
Ukraine sees the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU as its priority and for this reason it has agreed to certain concessions to the EU's advantage; this has enabled the advancement of the negotiations. Ukraine treats…