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  • Olha Stefanishyna: We embark on self-screening of Ukrainian legislation for compliance with EU law
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 02 February 2023 16:01

    Ukraine is starting the process of verifying Ukrainian legislation for compliance with current EU law (screening) in the framework of preparation for negotiations on membership in the European Union. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna during joint consultations between the Government of Ukraine and the College of the European Commission.

    "We have a unique moment to achieve the ambitious goals of European integration, a unique moment to transform the country and prepare the State for victory," the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized beginning her address.

    Olha Stefanishyna thanked her colleagues from the European Commission for their intention to provide an interim assessment of Ukraine's progress in implementing the political reforms identified by the European Commission for further progress towards EU membership in spring 2023. The official informed about the important and systemic decisions made within each of the seven recommendations, noting the extensive joint work done with European experts to prepare them.

    The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the European Commission for the second part of the report on the level of approximation of Ukrainian legislation to the current EU law, which had been prepared on the basis of consideration of Ukraine's responses to the EU questionnaire last year.

    "As part of Ukraine's preparations for the negotiation process, we are already starting a self-screening process, which will be based on the document you have presented today. After the screening, which will demonstrate the compliance of Ukrainian legislation with EU law in all chapters of the negotiation process, we will form a national program for the transition to European rules," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

    The official emphasized structural changes within the European Commission's Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Policy (DG NEAR): "As the Deputy Prime Minister in charge, I would like to welcome the changes in the structure of DG NEAR, the appointment of a new head, as well as a very important decision - the creation of a separate unit within the European Commission responsible for cooperation with Ukraine. This decision is unique and of paramount importance in the context of the tasks we face. For us, it is a great sign of respect, commitment and readiness to put our political agreements into practice."