Ukraine fulfills Association Agreement with EU by 63% - PM Shmyhal

Ukraine fulfills Association Agreement with EU by 63% - PM Shmyhal

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Ukraine has already implemented the items laid down in the Association Agreement with the European Union by 63%.

This was stated by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, who spoke at a meeting of the Commission for coordination of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement implementation on Wednesday, January 26, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"Overall progress in implementing the Association Agreement with the European Union has increased to 63%. It was 54% in 2020 and 60% in 2021, while at the beginning of this year, we have 63%. In fact, in 2020, the increase was 10% and in 2021, it was 9%. So it’s up 15% over the past two years," Shmyhal said.

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According to the head of government, the most dynamic European integration processes were observed in the areas of financial services (+26% of target), taxation (+24%), public health (+17%), energy (+13%), transportation (+12%). ), ecology (+11%), and agriculture (+10%).

Shmyhal added that the Cabinet of Ministers last year had approved 61 European integration documents, while the Verkhovna Rada passed 37 bills, including 20 as a whole.

"Of course, this year we’d like to perform much better and more ambitiously," said the prime minister.

The members of the Commission for coordination of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement implementation approved the plan and schedule for submitting to the Cabinet draft documents on European integration.`

At the beginning of the sitting, the prime minister stated that his Cabinet intended to file with the Verkhovna Rada in 2022 a total of 92 legal acts related to Ukraine’s European integration efforts.

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