Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze urged MPs, who resumed their work after the summer break, to accelerate consideration and adoption of European integration bills.
The Vice Prime Minister listed the draft laws on European integration issues under consideration by the Parliament aimed to cardinally change the lives of Ukrainians in various spheres. These include 35 bills designed to establish new rules in the following sectors: transport and transport safety, accounting and international financial reporting standards, environmental protection, customs policy, energy and energy efficiency, social policy and health care, e-commerce, as well as to stipulate for the approval of a number of sanitary and phytosanitary measures to improve the quality and safety of food products, to remove technical barriers in trade and to enhance the protection of intellectual property.
The Vice Prime Minister noted that this is not an exhaustive list of what needs to be done by the Government and Parliament in the near future. "There is disproportionally more intense and diligent work ahead that will enable to gradually transform the country. As for this landmark opportunity, we should have taken a proactive approach, but we defer considering instead. Analyze explanatory notes, read the text of bills, criticize, make proposals, let’s move forward", urged Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.
The Vice Prime Minister reminded that the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which fully entered into force on September 1, is both a road map of domestic reforms and our international commitments. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze called on parliamentarians to work constructively and to adopt vital laws as soon as possible. At the same time, she appealed to civil society to monitor the political forces present in the Parliament and demand specific results of work, such as voting for important laws: "Populism is very expensive for the country. Do not believe those who convince you that European integration means only export and that Brussels needs that. European integration means healthy food and safe transport, and much more what our people deserve. "