It has been six months since the Council of the EU set forth the conditions for signing the Association Agreement with Ukraine on 10 December 2012. Today we have to state that the progress in compliance with the benchmarks is not sufficient to expect the Agreement to be signed at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013.
We assess that neither of eleven criteria for the signature of the Agreement has seen tangible progress. Four of them show certain progress; five, minimum progress; and two, no progress. The chart below gives visual demonstration of the evaluation. Yellow colour represents certain progress; orange, minimum progress; and red, no progress. Green would indicate tangible progress.