The European Union's trade chief Karel De Gucht answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Athens February 28, 2014. Ukraine would see the economic benefits of a free-trade deal with the ... more 
The European Union's trade chief Karel De Gucht answers a question during an interview with Reuters in Athens February 28, 2014. Ukraine would see the economic benefits of a free-trade deal with the European Union within weeks of signing the accord, helping the near-bankrupt nation's standing in the eyes of its creditors, the EU's trade chief said on Friday. Despite the upheaval since pro-EU Ukrainians drove the Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich from power, EU Trade Commissioner Gucht told Reuters that Brussels' offer of a comprehensive trade deal was Ukraine's for the taking. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) less 
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Fri, Feb 28, 2014 12:43 PM EST