Statement on behaviour of the Russian Federation
"Show where you stand for, EU!”
CDJA has taken notice of the threats whic...
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CDJA statement on behaviour of the Russian Federation towards EaP, Ukraine

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  1. 1. Statement on behaviour of the Russian Federation "Show where you stand for, EU!” CDJA has taken notice of the threats which Russia has expressed towards several countries who are participating in the Eastern Partnership of the EU, in particular Ukraine, recently. The young Dutch Christian Democrats believe that Russia consciously provokes neighbor country Ukraine with the upcoming EU Summit which will take place in November in Vilnius (Lithuania). During this Summit, the EU will decide whether the participating countries in the Eastern Partnership made enough efforts for signing an Association Agreement, which include a deepening of economic relations between them and the EU. The International Secretary of CDJA, Frank Visser, distance oneself of Russia’s behaviour and believes that having stability in Europe is the priority. He takes the position that the EU must show that it is an active supporter of a significant value as (economic) freedom, especially since the EU has also involved itself in the geopolitical choices they made. The EU must stand behind the countries of the Eastern Partnership, and in this case Ukraine. Because of the reasons mentioned above, it is highly advisable that the European Council and the European Commission taking an active stance towards Russia and towards the EU Summit in November 2013 from now on.CDJA calls on the Dutch Government, via the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, therefore to contribute with an active role from the Dutch side. The European Parliament will meet on August 28 2013 to discuss the situation. Around Russia’s pressure. Visser assumes that the meeting has the same results as what CDJA calls on. The Hague, 21 August 2013

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