Cover Osteuropa 10/2007

In Osteuropa 10/2007

Post-Revolutionary Reality
Ukraine Needs a Stable Government

Rainer Lindner

Deutsche Fassung


At the end of September 2007, an early election took place in Ukraine. The election met the standards of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe. The constitution of the parliament and the government as well as the redistribution of financial resources are under-way. Any government will be able to stabilise itself only if it moves the opposition to constructive co-operation. Ukraine urgently needs reforms. The “intensified partnership” with the European Union and Ukraine’s responsibility as a regional power that provides order could serve as anchors of stability. Stability is needed to drive forward the country’s modernisation process.

(Osteuropa 10/2007, pp. 3–14)