The EU Has Positively Assessed Ukraine’s Preparations for European Integration

Questions related to signing of the Association Agreement at the summit of “Eastern Partnership” were discussed in Luxembourg on 21 October at a special meeting attended by Ukrainian and European politicians.

During the event, the state of preparation for the Vilnius summit to be held in November this year was discussed. In this regard, the EU Commissioner Stefan Füle and the foreign ministers of the EU member states noted the progress made by Ukraine in the implementation of reforms on the way of closer relations with the European Union as well as comprehensive changes in the country. The foreign ministers expressed hope that Ukraine would continue a rapid pace of reforms that will create a solid foundation for a positive decision of the EU Council.

In addition, as part of the meeting prospects for visa regime liberalization of Ukraine with the European Union were discussed.

We shall remind you that Mykola Azarov has already stressed that the Cabinet of Ministers has completed an economic analysis of all the possible implications of a free trade area with the EU.

“Preparation of Ukraine to the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, during which it is planned to sign an Association and comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement, is carried out according to the plan, that is clearly agreed with the European Commission”, – Head of the Ukrainian Government has recently said.


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