Cover Osteuropa 11/2011

In Osteuropa 11/2011

Wake Up Call
Ukraine, the EU, and Tymoshenko Case

Mykola Rjabčuk

Deutsche Fassung


The conviction of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko should not surprise the European Union. Brussels accepted as reform every façade constructed by the Ukrainian government. The regime of Viktor Yanukovych has reached the conclusion that the EU accepts political repression. If Brussels wants to prevent the consolidation of another authoritarian regime on its eastern border, then tough consequences are needed now.

(Osteuropa 11/2011, pp. 3–6)