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Statement of the Presidium of the Federation of trade unions of workers of small and average enterprise of Ukraine

                                                    Statement
of the Presidium of the
Federation of trade unions of workers of small and average enterprise of Ukraine

Recently implemented reforms in Ukraine looked promising. Signing the agreement with  EU was to set Ukraine’s position for reforms. Thus, it would become a signal for investors and international institutions worldwide, that Ukraine takes its modernization seriously and country becomes predictable and reliable partner.

European integration is not a short-term solution for our country. It's a path where Ukraine has to apply modern European social standards (decent job conditions and salaries, education, retirement provision, work security), reach the economics competitiveness level, rule of law, and, as result, better quality of life of all its citizens.


Ukraine can become a new center of European economic growth. We have one of the biggest EU markets, huge export and transit potential, rich natural resources and wide consumer market.

Ukraine should overcome the initial growth stage of "eternally young and perspective" country, that can not reach anything.

The decision of the Ukrainian Government to suspend the preparation process of signing the Association Agreement is considered to be a disappointment not only for the Ukrainian nation, but also for the European Union.
We are sure that the Association Agreement with the European Union will allow our country to embrace perspectives of civil society and civil liberties that are fundamental for the EU member states. As a result of signing the Association Agreement with EU, Ukraine will not only carry out political, economic and judicial reforms, but also enter tax-free access to EU markets and receive financial and technical assistance.
It is necessary to hear the voice of society and finally make the last step - sign the Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius.
Therefore, the Federation of trade unions of workers of small and average enterprise of Ukraine claims that the refusal to sign the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is unacceptable.
We believe that Ukraine’s success in future lies in tight cooperation with EU.

22 November, 2013