Visit of Štefan Füle to Ukraine: speech at a conference with Civil Society at the Mohyla Academy
End production: 07/02/2013 First transmission: 07/02/2013
On 7 February 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, travelled to Kiev to discuss the challenges and opportunities for relations between the European Union and Ukraine to move forward. On this occasion, he gave a speech on the Association Agreement and a deep and comprehensive free trade area, at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)
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||General view of Kiev by night
||The Saint Andrew's Church in Kiev
||Entrance of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), (2 shots)
||Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, delivering a speech at the NaUKMA (2 shots)
||Cutaways of the audience listening to Štefan Füle's speech (5 shots)
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): After more than 5 years of bilateral negotiation, the EU and Ukraine have the possibility to lay the foundation of an enhance relationship based on the most advanced association agreement and deep and comprehensive free trade area the EU has negotiated with any third partner, a truly historic opportunity.
||Cutaway of a mobile phone screen
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH): Do not underestimate the importance, the governments, parliaments and public opinion in the Member States are attaching to the situation in Ukraine and to the need of addressing the issue of selective justice and preventing its recurrence. Let us not make a mistake. It is a huge political distraction from the main objective. In this context, the EU is concerned about recent developments related to Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukrainian Minister for Internal Affairs, and Ioulia Tymochenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Leader of the Ukrainian opposition, as well as investigations involving Ms. Tymoshenko close collaborators and about the overall political context.
||Questions/answers session with Štefan Füle