The European Union on the last working day of the week brought 3 weak post-Soviet economy and alienated one of the most powerful British. At the Brussels eurosummit on the last working day of the week signed the Treaty on the unity of the EU with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, and With the approval Jean-Claude Juncker candidate for the position of " European premiere of " on-isolated UK, and so thinking about the possibility of secession.
on the last working day of the week at a conference of the European Union were concluded 3 of the Treaty on the unity that and leader signed three countries, and the EU leaders called a historic moment. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said, It's not the end of European integration of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, but only its beginning.
All 3 countries expressed the intention in the future to join the European Union, having passed a hard way of national reforms. However, the EU until no hurry to see them among the new members of their club. Although the head of the European Council Herman van Rompuy promised Ukraine and Georgia visa-free regime.
The previous leadership of Ukraine yesterday planned for November 2013 the signing of this agreement stopped the process, but following the outbreak of protests, lost power. The new Ukrainian government in March concluded a political leader is divided on two parts of the contract, and on the last working day of the week the new head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the economic part - handle, prepared By November.
The main part of the agreement about unification is the free trade agreement. All 3 countries are confident that the agreement will lead To economic benefits, by revealing to them the biggest market in the world - the European Union. However experts, businessmen and politicians claim about the high costs of translation of the post-Soviet economies on the European track.
However the Russian Federation and a number of specialists within these countries do not share such opinion. Russian permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said Last news that Moscow may revise its relations within the CIS with Ukraine and Moldova. He also reminded that At present Russia with these countries is valid in fact the duty-free regime within the Commonwealth. When the Treaty on the Union with the EU will begin to act, it will be necessary to introduce compensating measures. This means that the duty-free regime, maybe I will go to the most favored nation treatment.
in addition, Chizhov believes that the Association with the EU does not compensate for these countries to their costs on the implementation of the national economy of the European standards. He explained that the economy of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine technologically remained on Soviet standards, and the adjustment to the EU standards will require investment. For example, Ukraine to adapt To the conditions associated membership with the EU would take ten years and 170-180 billion euros of direct investments, are reported in the notes of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs.
However, Poroshenko hopes that Ukraine will manage to maintain the current markets, and among them Russian, and after the entry into force of the Treaty on unity. Similar expectations expressed Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili by remark which " the dialogue with Russia is no alternative ".
Ukraine, the European Union and Russia are also plans to hold a tripartite meeting on the application of the Treaty on unity, but to change its rules are not expected. The economic part of the agreement on Union with Ukraine will come into force only after negotiations With the participation of Russia, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Georgia and Moldova are also plans to spend with Russia meeting in connection with the conclusion of agreements on unity.
the Treaty on the unity was not the only important point of Friday's summit.
Leaders of EU countries has nominated the former head of the Eurogroup, the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker on the post of the head of the European Commission (European governments). Now his candidacy is obliged to approve the European Parliament.
British Prime Minister Cameron D. many times stated that it is against the candidature Juncker - a supporter of further European integration. Cameron has promised that he will continue to fight for the reform of the European Union, Although after the nomination Juncker, this task will become more difficult, and warned other EU leaders that in the future they have the opportunity to regret his decision to elect Juncker.
According to a survey gazetoi the guardian, almost fifty percent of Britons voted least At the present time for the country's withdrawal from the European Union (Britain currently does not participate in the single currency area and the migration of the Schengen agreement). Cameron made a promise to hold a referendum on Britain's withdrawal from the EU by the end of 2017. Anyway, the study showed that the current British Prime Minister has a chance to keep the country from the European Union, if the remaining before the referendum period, He will be able to come to a common opinion about the new, not less favorable terms membership of their country in the Union.
However on the last working day of the week Cameron found themselves in the minority - but him against Juncker voted only the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, while the remaining 26 leaders supported the candidacy Juncker. The German Chancellor, speaker of the economy of the Union, said he was pleased with the nomination of the ex-Prime Minister of Luxembourg on the post of the head of the European Commission.