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2011-07-07 03:14:00

KYIV, Ukraine, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fuele named three key benefits for Ukraine if it signed the Association Agreement with the EU: fundamental reforms, economic development, and public services improvement. Such statement was made public at the meeting of the Ukraine - EU Parliamentary Club that started July 5 in Strasbourg, France. "Firstly, this [Association Agreement signing]...

2011-06-24 09:39:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The head of the British delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Robert Walter believes that dialogue with Ukraine needs to be conducted keeping in mind the country's future membership in the European Union. "The need for deepening and developing the relationship with Ukraine is natural and needs to be conducted in line with future EU membership of the country," said Walter, commenting on the Ukrainian...

2010-12-15 05:23:00

KIEV, Ukraine, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ukrainian President believes that the European Union model has to be a long-term objective for Ukraine in developing economy, social policy, civil society and public institutions. Viktor Yanukovych made this statement in a meeting with the heads of Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad as well as in another meeting that he had with foreign diplomats accredited in Ukraine. "We see the European Union as an optimal model of social...

2008-09-10 09:00:13

By Stephen Castle Andrew E. Kramer contributed reporting from Moscow. * The regional power struggle prompted by the crisis in Georgia intensified Tuesday when Moscow said thousands of troops would stay in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and the European Union promised deeper ties with Ukraine to counterbalance growing Russian influence. More than one month after hostilities broke out in Georgia, the United States also acted, pledging to send a team to Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, to...

2008-09-05 09:00:10

Excerpt from report by private Ukrainian news agency UNIAN Kiev, 5 September: Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has stressed efforts to join NATO's Membership Action Plan are still topical. He said this in a joint statement for media with US Vice- President Dick Cheney today. Yushchenko said he is convinced that joining the Membership Action Plan is in accord with [Ukraine's] national interests, law and the situation in our region. "This is a two-way road," the president said....

2008-09-02 06:00:03

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Brussels: This was an EU summit consisting of worried statements. On Monday [1 September], the European Union sharply criticized Russia's recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, condemned the deployment of Russian troops on Georgian core territory as "breaching international law" and offered Georgia the establishment of a free-trade zone. Yet the s-word, sanctions, was not uttered. "The result is a good compromise. All sides have made...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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