All ministries should accelerate effective cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada and work on the Government's bylaws in the field of Ukraine's European integration. This was emphasized by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna during a meeting with Deputy Ministers for European Integration.
"The declaration of the recent Ukraine-EU Summit was one of the most successful in the last 5 years, which was also acknowledged by the representatives of the European Commission. During the Summit, we set an extremely ambitious agenda and the President of Ukraine handed over to the European side a position document on renewal of the Association Agreement and deepening trade and sectoral cooperation, which we have been discussing with business in recent months. Key reforms need to be implemented in the laws, so it is critical to strengthen the work and communication with the Verkhovna Rada and its relevant committees in your areas so that to yield clear results before the meeting of the Association Council", Olha Stefanishyna noted.
The Deputy Prime Minister also told that the preparation of the inaugural meeting of the Commission for Coordination of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU will assess the progress of the Association Agreement and identify future priorities for the ministries.
"Ukraine is approaching the line, where we have fulfilled more than 50% of our obligations to adapt the legislation under the Association Agreement. Therefore, we will strengthen the monitoring of the implementation of the already adopted legislation, which should work effectively for Ukrainians," said Olha Stefanishyna.
The Deputy Ministers for European Integration informed about the current state of work in their areas, the progress of adoption of the necessary laws and bylaws. In particular, regarding the launch of a system of authorized economic operators, the implementation of the law on blood donation, the development of bills on consumer protection, energy efficiency, inland water transport, transportation of dangerous goods and multimodal transport, ratification of gender equality documents, the Danube Strategy and other issues.