2004 signed a turning point in Ukraine-EU relations. The Orange Revolution broke out and accelerated the country’s EuroAtlantic integrationist course. In the same year Brussels welcomed ten new members and worked out the concept of European Neighborhood Policy. This policy however failed to offer a membership prospect and led to Ukraine’s gradual disenchantment. Meanwhile, the already outdated Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and Ukraine expired and negotiations on a New Enhanced Agreement (NEA) were launched. Talks for the core component of NEA, a Free Trade Agreement, were started immediately after Ukraine’s May WTO accession. But Kyiv’s ambition to enter the EU remains so far unsatisfied. A breakthrough in the stalling situation came in late May when a Polish-Swedish proposal for an Eastern Partnership was tabled echoing the Union for the Mediterranean idea. The Commission was invited to present in early 2009 a proposal for the modalities of its implementation. Sarkozy too seems determined to strengthen this initiative. Will 2008 bring a new impetus for EU-Ukraine relations? How will Russia impact on future EU-Ukraine relations?