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Seminar on European Integration of Ukraine held in Mykolaiv
14:24 / 19.06.2009

MYKOLAIV, JUNE, 19th, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE – Yesterday, 18 June, a seminar on European integration of Ukraine was held in Mykolaiv Centre for European Information, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today, 19 June, at Mykolaiv Centre for European Information.

The event was taking place under support of Renaissance International Fund.

The seminar aimed to clear out what particular reforms Europe was expecting from Ukraine, what were the possible consequences of Ukraine’s joining the European Union and the role of Mykolaiv Oblast in this context.

Europe considers Ukraine interesting from the point of view of tourism and economic partnership, said Tatiana Chichkalyuk, Chief of the European Integration Department, Mykolaiv Oblast State Administration.

According to some of the participants, Europe is afraid of the possible flow of criminals from Ukraine on the one hand and quite compatible and high-quality goods made in Ukraine on the other hand. The chaos we are having in the highest bodies of authority is no less frightful.

As a conclusion the participants stated the main thing for Ukraine is not to be accepted by the EU and join it, but to meet the high European requirements.