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Prais - the summit was moved from Evian at the last minute as Mr Sarkozy is late getting back from Moscow and Tbilisi (Photo: Wikipedia)

EU-Ukraine summit masks disappointment

EU and Ukraine leaders will celebrate a "great day" as they unveil plans for a new bilateral treaty in Paris on Tuesday (9 September), but behind the fanfare, Ukraine diplomats are disappointed at being denied an EU membership perspective.

The summit is to see French leader Nicolas Sarkozy and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko agree to sign a future "Association Agreement," deepen trade and judicial cooperation and start talks "with a view in the long-term" for visa-free travel to t...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Prais - the summit was moved from Evian at the last minute as Mr Sarkozy is late getting back from Moscow and Tbilisi (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Author Bio

Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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