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Game not over: on Ukraine’s rebuff to the EU deal

... series of negotiations with Mr Yanukovych behind closed doors. The EU, faced with the blatant blackmail, started with a peculiar smooth-talk regarding its conditions, particularly the abolishing of the ‘selective justice’ (a cherished term of Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle), that is to say, re-trying ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko. So smooth, in fact that, if only Mr Yanukovych had wished so, they would have signed the agreement without a word last week, despite Ms Tymoshenko still rotting in jail and probably facing a life sentence at the end of her ongoing trial for murder. It is only too clear: a stable, democratic,...


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