EU Leaders Bash Russia's Scuttling Of Trade Pact

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 3:31 PM EST) -- A pair of top European Union officials on Monday said the 28-nation bloc remains open to sealing an association deal with Ukraine and criticized the Russian government for exerting pressure that prompted Ukraine to hold off on signing the pact last week.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy issued a joint statement stressing that the association agreement, along with a comprehensive free trade deal known as the DCFTA, would be of great value to Ukraine and would not threaten...
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