The leadership of the Verkhovna Rada, government officials and ambassadors of member States of the European Union outlined ways to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and the EU
The parties discussed the directions of deepen cooperation on the way of European integration of Ukraine.
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The meeting was held in the Verkhovna Rada on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Summit Ukraine — EU, reports the press center of the government portal.
Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze noted that due to the high dynamics of development of EU law, we need a clear understanding and vision of priorities and the priority areas of cooperation between him and Ukraine.
As a result, to further closer integration with the European Union was chosen four such industries:
- the integration of Ukraine in the energy, primarily gas market of the EU;
- in-depth cooperation in the field of digital economy;
- cooperation in the field of justice, freedom and security;
- intensification of cooperation in the sphere of customs cooperation and technical regulation.
According to her, the implementation of the Agreement led to qualitative changes in the life of the country. In particular, exports to EU countries in the past increased to 40.5%, while EU imports to Ukraine to 41.9%.
Moreover, between Ukraine and the EU already has a unified legal field of activity of the companies on the basis of the principles and requirements of EU law.
We will remind, earlier the head of delegation of European Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli said that the populists and oligarchs hinder the implementation of the Agreement on Association of Ukraine with the EU.
“As you know, there are many people in Ukraine who don’t like this agreement that are trying to prevent the implementation of this agreement. We call them populists and oligarchs. All these people who have interests that don’t want to upgrade political and economic structure of this country,” he said at a meeting of the Assembly of the Ukrainian side of the civil society platform EU-Ukraine on 19 June in Kiev.
According to him, there are ministries that are motivated to the implementation of the Association Agreement, but need the support of all ministries.
“As you know, we face serious resistance. It is not a surprise. If we want to overcome this resistance, we need to collect a lot of Ukrainian representatives. To do this we need to explain the meaning of the implementation of this agreement for the life of citizens “, — said the Ambassador.
Mingarelli said that in committees of the Verkhovna Rada, the situation in the movement to implement the agreement is still difficult.