he event was co-hosted by the Foundation of Ukrainina studies of Australia and highly prised by the officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and expert community.
On February 16, 2017 the Ambassador of Ukraine Dr. Mykola Kulinich delivered a public lecture “Ukrainian path to the EU: Challenges and Prospects” at the ANU Centre for European Studies. The event was co-hosted by the Foundation of Ukrainina studies of Australia and highly prised by the officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and expert community.
The Main outlines:
- Ukraine has understood that European integration is not a single-step action, but more an in-depth process.Our goal is not exclusively formal membership, but the achievement of a level of standards which are indicative of EU membership.
- The process should be bilateral and mutually beneficial. Neither party need make concessions. Neither Europe nor Ukraine. Thus, while not changing its strategic course to achieve European standards, Ukraine will amend its policies according to Europe’s readiness.
- We will not let third forces divert Ukraine from its European path, or stop the EU from enhancing and strengthening its role.
- The time has come when each of us must make a choice.
Ukraine has made its choice, a choice for democratic values and freedom. Ukraine is making its way to Europe.