Moldovan, No 4, Issue 1

(2016), No 4, Issue 1


Transition, Europenization and Identity in the Ukraine Case


Anton Gabriel MOLDOVAN

Pages: 41-49


Abstract  ǀ  full text


Ukrainian crisis whose manifestations are known as Euromaidan broke out on November 23, 2013, when former President Viktor Yanukovych has decided to suspend preparations for Ukraine’s Economic Association Agreement with EU, preliminaries commenced in March 2012 (Gardner 2014: 6). Also, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has suspended the agreement with the European Atomic Energy Community (Interfax 2013). Former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, claimed that this decision was taken in order “to ensure Ukraine’s national security,” a financial security measures, as will be seen: if the EU at that time offered a loan of 610 million Euros in addition, being required major changes in Ukrainian law; Moscow will provide to Kyiv 15 billion Euros in loan (McHugh 2014) to which was added the promise to lower the price of gas by one-third without structural reforms, such requests were imposed for receiving West loan (Gardner 2014: 8-9). In these circumstances, the former leadership of Kyiv chose Russian support.


Citing Literature

Anton Gabriel Moldovan, Transition, Europenization and Identity in the Ukraine Case, Journal of Global Politics and Current Diplomacy, (2016), No 4, Issue 1: 41-49.



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