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Eventually, after a lot of hard work, it could have been a viable candidate for ascension. It had a chance.
Some countries did manage to pull themselves up and become worthy of joining the EU. Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia... all of them countries that were under the boot of communism and there was massive progress done in a decade after 1989.
He served his purpose. He's useless now.
I'm concerned that the people in Ukraine are going to have to endure a civil war with Russian intervention. Also, I'm concerned that the world will look to us to fix it while doing nothing itself. It will use that savings to provide health care and infrastructure to its citizens, while our own infrastructure is crumbling.Does the situation in Ukraine worry you?
Here's the solution :
1. Crimea aligns with Russia. Let them go.
2. If the world wants an army, it needs to build and fund one.
3. Obama shouldn't be giving ultimatums to Russia. A Mexican civil war would be on us, and Russia would have no role. This one is on the EU.
In other words, EU, it's your turn.
Ok. I read it the first time. Quit shoving it in my face like it means anything that counters my statements. It doesn't.In 2012, the EU signed deals on free trade and political association with Ukraine; however EU leaders have stated that these agreements will not be ratified unless Ukraine addresses concerns over a "stark deterioration of democracy and the rule of law", including the imprisonment of Yulia Tymoshenko and Yuriy Lutsenko in 2011 and 2012.[nb 1] On 25 February 2013, the EU set a three-month deadline for Ukraine to carry out the required changes to its justice and electoral systems in order to enable the formal signing of their agreements with the EU in Vilnius on 29 November 2013.
Now you read this.
To clarify what I was saying. The treaty was going to be signed if Yanukovych hadn't backed off. The treaty was off the table in 2013, was back on the table in 2013. The only reason Yanukovych didn't sign is because he didn't want to. He broke the deal, get it?Membership prospects
On 27 February 2014 the European Parliament passed a resolution that recognized Ukraine's right to "apply to become a Member of the Union, provided that it adheres to the principles of democracy, respects fundamental freedoms and human and minority rights, and ensures the rule of law".[
And 2 days ago, after democracy got reinstitued in Ukraine, the EU offered a big ****ing ray of hope for the Ukrainian people and something to strive for. You statement that there wasn't any real likelyhood of them joining the EU is utter nonsense. With enough work and dedication, they would have been viable candidates in half a decade or so.
Oooh, a "right to apply"!
Ukraine was never close to satisfying the requirements.
This Reform Party member is extremely happy to see according to Gallup that independents now make up 44% of the electorate as of 8 Jan 2017. The two major parties continue to shrink as one moves farther right, the other left. They leave more and more of middle America without a political home. They made up over 80% in the 1950's, down to 53% today.