On 16th June in the Polish parliament common Polish-Ukrainian conference devoted to the discussion of prospects of Ukraine's association

with European Union bef ore Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for November 2013 in Vilnius. The meeti ng was organized by Boleslaw Chrobry Foundation and parliamentary group "Solidar y Poland". Among its participants there were MPs from Poland and Ukraine, as wel l as experts and journalists from both countries. The debate focussed on several topics including the gains springing from EU-Ukraine association agreement, the reasons of controversies particularly springing from different understanding of judicial procedures. "Ukraine has already voiced its strategic choice, and it's the European integrat ion. We should not doubt that it has made significant progress, concerning the r ule of law and it strives towards implementation of European standards" - claime d Andrzej Romanek (MP). He said that its not Ukrainian authorities that are goin g to integrate with EU, but the Ukrainian citizens and nation, regardless their political affiliations, who have already made their choice. Dmitry Dzangirov, Uk rainian journalist and political scientist, referred to opinion polls made in Uk raine in rece nt months, which prove that over 60% of the population support the European direction of its politicy. Alexey Plotnikov, member of Political Board of the Party of Regions, stressed that the European choice of Ukraine is not a step against anyone, particularly Russia, but might rather be a kind of compleme ntary policy. Prof. Pawel Bromski, rector of Warsaw School of International Rel ations, stressed that Ukraine is an integral part of European integration, the s ingle case of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Timoshenko, cannot become an obstacle for association agreement, as well as it should not be a reason for bo ycotting Kiev by Western countries. This opinion was shared by prof. Jacek Wilcz ur, who claimed that Ukraine should not be taught by Polish and European politic ians how to solve its internal problems and issues.

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