02 March 2008

February Meeting EVEN BETTER

The BBCU February meeting on 28th was a great success, moreover it was a joint meeting with the British Ukranian Society (BUS). We had over 100 people packed into the top floor at INTER TV and our two VIP guests Nicholas Soames MP and Richard Spring MP demonstrated the very high level of professionalism people expected from British members of parliament.

Most of the formal part of the event revolved around the future expectations of Ukraine and future membership of both NATO and the EU. Both speakers made it clear that it was up to UKRAINE to decide its own future and that no pressure was being put on anyone or any government to join or not to join. But we were all happy to see from a raise of hands amongst our Ukrainian members that THEY thought Ukraine could over come the hurdles to one day join the EU.

I have now found two more people who are interested in helping to promote the BBCU and increase the membership, so the March meeting may even prove to be equally interesting.

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