Resolution on Ukraine's Commitments and Aspirations Towards European Union Integration


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SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
RESOLUTION
ON UKRAINE’S COMMITMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS TOWARDS
EUROPEAN UNION INTEGRATION
 
14 November 2013
Vilnius
 
 
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
stressing the strategic significance of the region of the Eastern Partnership countries for the European Union (EU);
noting that the Eastern Partnership programme shows the solidarity, long-term commitment and strong political and economic interest of the EU in respect of the region and is based on a mutual commitment to comply with the provisions of international law and fundamental values​​, such as democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and freedoms, market economy and good governance;
approving of the conclusions concerning the Eastern Partnership countries adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), held on 4-6 September 2013, and L COSAC meeting, held on 27-29 October 2013 in Vilnius;
supporting Ukraine’s aspiration to consolidate political association with the European Union and economic integration and to seek EU membership in the future,
calls to establish, at the Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Vilnius, a closer political association of the EU with Ukraine and enhanced economic integration of the country;
highlights Ukraine's progress in implementing reforms targeted at the implementation of the conditions necessary for signing the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, including the provisions concerning the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, officially defined by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 10 December 2012, however, notes that relevant and timely actions of the Ukrainian authorities are also required to achieve full compliance with the conditions;
appreciates the results of the European Parliament Monitoring Mission to Ukraine headed by Mr Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament, and Mr Aleksander Kwaśniewski, former President of the Republic of Poland, calls for the statement of the European Parliament Monitoring Mission to Ukraine of 13 November 2013 to be considered and is of the view that this Mission particularly contributed to the promotion of necessary reforms and handling of problems of selective justice in Ukraine;
calls on the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to consolidate all efforts to adopt, during the next week's session, laws ensuring respect for human rights, democracy and principles of the rule of law that are necessary for Ukraine and are anticipated by the international community;
addresses the Parliaments of the Member States of the European Union, the European Parliament and other institutions of the European Union, also the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine inviting to consolidate their efforts to sign the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, including the provisions concerning the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in order to pave the way for the long-term security, democratic development and economic prosperity in Ukraine and throughout the region.
 
 
SPEAKER OF THE SEIMAS                                                      LORETA GRAUŽINIENĖ