Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- With little more than a month to go
before the European Union is due to sign trade and association
agreements with four former Soviet nations, Europe’s leaders
face an impossible dilemma over Ukraine.
The EU can sign the deal at a ceremony in the Lithuanian
capital of Vilnius on Nov. 28-29, allowing Ukraine to manipulate
the rules and standards that define the union. Or its member
countries can refuse and risk consigning Ukraine to a future
under more authoritarian rule and deeper dependency upon Russia.