EU-Ukraine: Unprecedented Visit to Follow-up on Association Agreement Signature

A sizeable delegation of senior EU officials, led by Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, is visiting Ukraine today and tomorrow to work with the Ukrainian authorities on crucial reforms in the area of democratic institutions and the economy, as well as on issues linked to the implementation of the Association Agreement. The delegation also includes Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Janusz Lewandowski and senior representatives of various Directorates General of the European Commission, a press release said.

The high-level visit by EU officials follows last week´s signature of the political provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

“We will be talking about a number of reforms that are necessary both in the area of democratic institutions and the economy. We will start work on a roadmap for these reforms in different fields,” Commissioner Füle said ahead of the visit.

He stressed the need to continue the dialogue with the Verkhovna Rada and civil society, adding both of them play a significant role in advancing reforms. The possibility to speed up the process of visa liberalisation and issues related to decentralisation and support of the regions are also on the agenda for discussions between the Ukrainian authorities and the high-level EU delegation.


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