Crimea will become a headache for the EU: Nadir Bekirov

18 September 2013 10:42
Simferopol (QHA) - The European Union will get a region that for decades will become a headache for it. This was announced at a press conference in Simferopol by Nadir Bekirov, the president of the international public organization “Fund for research and support of indigenous people of Crimea”. According to him, today the multiethnic Crimea is one of the most problematic regions of Ukraine. In particular, Ukraine has not revised yet its position regarding the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, refusing to recognize not only the rights but the very existence of indigenous ethno-cultural communities in Ukraine, as the Crimean Tatars, Krymchaks, Urums and Gagauz. As reported, Ukrainian authorities hope to sign an Association Agreement with the EU in November 2013 at the “Eastern Partnership” summit. However, for this Ukraine has to fulfill a number of requirements, namely to ensure elections held according to international standards, to solve the problem of “selective justice” as well as to carry out economic and social reforms.