Ukraine intends to finally get rid of the Soviet legacy and integrate into the EU.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk announced during a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.
“Our countries have a shared historical experience. I believe that Ukraine will eventually join the European family, and we will meet again within the framework of integration”, said Oleksiy Honcharuk.
The PM stressed that Ukraine intends to liberalize the energy market and abandon the Soviet Housing and Labor Codes, which had been adopted back in the 1960s and prove to be completely ineffective.
“We are keen on the Estonian experience of integration into the European energy market. We plan to join the European energy market as early as in 2025”, said the Prime Minister.
Oleksiy Honcharuk added that his Government is interested in deeper understanding of Estonia's experience in building a "state in a smartphone" and in applying state-of-the-art technologies in statecraft, as Estonia was the first in the world to introduce the e-government concept.
The Head of Government also believes that cooperation between business and civil society of the two countries will only grow year after year.
The PM added that the new Government was aware of the particular difficulties Estonian companies faced in Ukraine.
“My team knows all the cases. We pay a lot of attention to these issues. I hope that in the near future we will find a solution that will allow us to protect the rights of Estonian investors in Ukraine”, the Prime Minister added.