In order to realize Ukraine's aspirations to join the European Union, it is necessary to pursue a policy of implementation of European rules and laws. The Government will launch such norms simultaneously in all sectors: from energy and infrastructure to education and the environment. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on October 21.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the Government has adopted a number of decisions concerning the harmonization of Ukrainian law with those of the European Union. Among them are the bill on public consultations, which will determine the range of persons and the principles for holding consultations while making decisions by public authorities.
"This will contribute to the expansion of the rights and freedoms of our citizens, as well as the development of civil society," noted Denys Shmyhal.
Apart from that the Cabinet of Ministers approved a draft law on multimodal transportation. According to the Prime Minister, the Government is implementing the EU combined transport directive common rules.
"For all those working in the field of logistics, transportation, and in general for the business dealing with transportation - this will be a rather positive step that will help simplify procedures and fill all regulatory gaps in this area," said the Prime Minister.
Denys Shmyhal noted that the Government would continue to move towards improving the work of the State Customs Service until the customs in Ukraine becomes a transparent and honest service for citizens and businesses. Following the meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a resolution that will improve the "single window" mechanism at customs.
"This will help reduce opportunities for corruption, as all customs actions are registered in the electronic system. In addition, we are improving the "single window" mechanism in the part concerning the coordination of the customs service and the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection," said the Prime Minister.