Motion for a resolution - B6-0048/2005Motion for a resolution



to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission
pursuant to Rule 103(2) of the Rules of Procedure
by Anna Elzbieta Fotyga, Guntars Krasts, Konrad Szymański and Inese Vaidere
on behalf of the UEN Group
on the result of the presidential election in Ukraine

Procedure : 2005/2502(RSP)
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European Parliament resolution on the result of the presidential election in Ukraine

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, which entered into force on 1 March 1998,

–  having regard to its previous reports and resolutions on Ukraine,

–  having regard to Rule 103(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas a strong, independent and democratic Ukraine is indispensable for peace and stability in Europe,

B.  whereas, despite previous instances of violation of the electoral law, the most recent poll in Ukraine was successfully concluded, and whereas the final result corresponds to the will of the majority of the Ukrainian people,

C.  whereas no serious irregularities were noted by independent observers during the repeat of the second round,

D.  whereas both the Central Electoral Commission and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ukraine have declared Victor Yushchenko the winner,

E.  whereas representatives of the European Union, the President of the Republic of Poland, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the EU High Representative for the CFSP and Members of the European Parliament have played an important role in negotiations to overcome the crisis after the second round of the election,

1.  Welcomes the democratic solution to the internal political crisis in Ukraine;

2.  Welcomes the fact that the EU's firm and clear position substantially contributed to the peaceful resolution of the crisis, and expresses gratitude to the members of the international community who closely monitored and facilitated the political dialogue in Ukraine;

3.  Expresses the conviction that the Ukrainian people have shown great maturity, courage and strength during the 'orange revolution', clearly demonstrating their European credentials;

4.  Regards the 'orange revolution' as a legitimate continuation of the movement which began in Central Europe with Solidarnosc in Poland, the fall of the Berlin Wall in the former East Germany and the Velvet Revolution in the former Czechoslovakia and as a further step towards the democratisation and unification of the whole continent;

5.  Urges Ukraine to use the opportunity offered by the current events to confirm its democratic choice and aspirations by progressively introducing all necessary reforms;

6.  Calls on the Council, the Commission and the Member States to grant all possible support for the political and economic reforms in Ukraine;

7.  Expresses a deep conviction that the recognition of the democratically expressed will of the people is the necessary foundation for any successful reform;

8.  Calls on the Russian Government to play a constructive role in supporting the democratic process in Ukraine and other countries of the region;

9.  Calls on the Council and the Commission to offer Ukraine enhanced political and economic cooperation; believes that if Ukraine is to successfully continue the democratic process, it must be offered the prospect of a European future;

10.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the Parliaments and Governments of the Member States and the President, Government and Parliament of Ukraine.