2014-01-28
Kinga Dudzińska, Piotr Kaźmirkiewicz
no. 10 (605)

The undemocratic changes in Ukraine’s laws and particularly the dramatic events in Kiev indicate the urgent need for an EU response, both for security reasons and because of the need to support pro-EU changes in the country. One current issue is the liberalisation of the visa regime between the bloc and Ukraine, which has met many of the technical requirements but has run into an EU sceptical of opening its borders. For Poland, leading an open immigration policy with Ukraine would demonstrate credible support for reform there. At the moment, and despite current events, Poland should not expect a large influx of Ukrainians, but the authorities should be ready for that possibility.

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