Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the Action Plan for the implementation of the European Commission’s recommendations presented in the Report on Ukraine’s progress in the framework of the EU Enlargement Package.
“This is a comprehensive document of more than one hundred pages, which is intended to structure and unite the efforts of the authorities to implement the recommendations of the European Commission, which we received in November 2023 as part of the EU Enlargement Package, and to prepare for and effectively participate in the negotiation process on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union as soon as possible,” said Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
The document defines more than 350 measures to implement the European Commission’s political recommendations, as well as key recommendations for all negotiating chapters in accordance with the cluster approach, the deadlines for their implementation, responsible government agencies and an algorithm for monitoring the implementation of the plan’s provisions.
“We aim to continue the dynamic pace on our way to EU membership, so we are going one step further, as the Action Plan has been developed taking into account the fact that the European Commission will assess Ukraine’s progress under the EU Enlargement Package for the period from June 2023 to June 2024. We need to be prepared in advance,” said Olha Stefanishyna.
The Action Plan was prepared in pursuance of the order of the Prime Minister of Ukraine on the Plan for organising the preparation of draft acts and other tasks necessary to ensure the implementation of the Decree of the President of Ukraine of 8 November 2023 “On certain measures to prepare for the negotiation process on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union”.