European Parliament Resolution on Ukraine, Adopted in Ep Plenary Session on March

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European Parliament Resolution on Ukraine, Adopted in Ep Plenary Session on March


The European Parliament,

having regard to its previous resolutions on Ukraine,

having regard to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the European Union and Ukraine1, which entered into force on 1 March 1998,

having regard to European Council Common Strategy 1999/877/CFSP on Ukraine2, adopted by the European Council in Helsinki on 11 December 1999,

having regard to the Joint Statement of the Ukraine-European Union Summit of 7 October 2003,

having regard to the Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the EU on proposals for constitutional change in Ukraine of 29 January 2004,

having regard to the Resolution of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the political crisis in Ukraine, adopted on 29 January 2004,

having regard to the Final Statement and Recommendations of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee of 16-17 February 2004,

having regard to its resolution of 20 March 2003 on Wider Europe,

having regard to Rule 50(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas the Wider Europe Neighbourhood policy of the EU recognises the importance of Ukraine as a country with deep historical, cultural and economic links to the Member States of the EU,

B. having regard to the ongoing preparation by the Commission of the Action Plan due to be ready in spring 2004, which should include proposals aimed at encouraging the political and institutional reforms which will enable Ukraine to integrate progressively in EU policies and programmes,

C. pointing out that a genuine and balanced partnership can only develop on the basis of shared common values with regard, in particular, to democracy, the rule of law and respect for human and civil rights,

D. whereas poor prison conditions, arbitrary detention and excessively long periods of pre-trial detention in Ukraine remain serious problems,

E. whereas freedom of expression in Ukraine is coming under further threat, and an increasing number of serious violations against independent media and journalists are taking place, such as direct pressure and intervention from official services against certain media, arbitrary administrative and legal actions against television stations and other media outlets and harassment of, and violence against, journalists,

F. whereas, recently, broadcasts by Radio Liberty have been stopped by the new management of privately owned Radio Dovira, the largest opposition newspaper Silsky Visti has been prosecuted and the authorities have launched a campaign against the Fifth Channel, thereby raising fears on the part of the opposition of further government interference in the freedom of the press,

G. whereas recent constitutional changes having a serious impact on democratic institutions in Ukraine have been partially modified by the Ukrainian Parliament following the oppositions demand for annulment of an earlier irregular parliamentary vote,

H. whereas the Constitutional Courts ruling on the recent constitutional reforms has shown the vulnerability of the independence of the judiciary in Ukraine,

1. Calls on the Ukrainian authorities to improve prison conditions and end arbitrary detention and excessively long periods of pre-trial detention;

2. Calls on the Government of Ukraine to respect freedom of expression and undertake sustained and effective measures to prevent and punish interventions against free and independent media, arbitrary administrative and legal actions against television stations and other media outlets and harassment of, and violence against, journalists;

3. …

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