This week, the Government has completed work on the formation of a package of regulatory and legal acts necessary for the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, the governmental official website reports.
This was emphasized by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna during an online meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Ukraine’s Integration into the EU.
“Only those regulatory documents of the EU that have either lost their relevance or those that require time for technical calculations remain. In general, Ukraine still has to implement 107 EU regulations and directives within the framework of the Association Agreement,” Olha Stefanishyna said and added that most of the draft laws for the implementation of the Agreement are already under consideration in the Parliament. Another part of the draft laws has already been developed by the Government.
Particular attention is paid to the implementation of the seven recommendations of the European Commission, on the outcomes of which further steps regarding EU membership will be determined.
“By the end of the year, Ukraine is waiting for the European Commission to evaluate the second part of the questionnaire, which concerns all areas of approximation of the legislation to be used in future negotiations on EU membership. Therefore, fulfilling current European integration obligations to the maximum extent will contribute to the fact that at the end of the year, the assessment of Ukraine’s readiness to start negotiations and our compliance with EU law would differ greatly,” stressed Olha Stefanishyna.
Commenting on the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission, the Deputy Prime Minister singled out the appointment of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, the implementation of organizational measures to hold a meeting of the competitive commission for the selection of a new director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, and the completion of work on the draft law on the selection of candidates for the position of judges of the Constitutional Court.
Olha Stefanishyna also emphasized the important role of the Parliament in the adoption of the new law on media, which had been drafted in line with EU laws.
Apart from that, the Deputy Prime Minister told that the new version of the draft law on national communities was under consideration by the European Commission. In the future, the draft law may be sent for consideration by the Venice Commission. The Government continues its work on the implementation of anti-oligarch legislation.
Olha Stefanishyna also informed that the functional analysis of the work of the ministries was underway, being necessary for further strengthening the potential of the Government targeting to carry out European integration reforms.