On Saturday, September 13, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk held talks with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.
During the meeting, which was also attended by the EU
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, the
interlocutors discussed implementation of the Association Agreement between
Ukraine and the European Union. "The Government will immediately start to fulfil
all the provisions of the Agreement just after it has been ratified by the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on September 16," - said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
"Russia was trying to disrupt the ratification, tried
to make changes into the text of the Agreement, but it failed," said the
Head of Government.
The Government shall promptly take appropriate decisions and
adopt a national strategy for the implementation of the Agreement, he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk and José Manuel Barroso
also considered the financial and energy cooperation between Ukraine and the
EU. The Prime Minister appreciated the role of the President of the European
Commission in creating conditions for reverse gas supplies from the EU to
Ukraine. The Prime Minister reaffirmed the commitment of Ukraine to get a fair
market price for Russian gas under general arrangements of the Government and
the European Commission.
During the meeting the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the EU
Commissioner Štefan Füle
signed an Agreement on financing of the program "Support to civil society
in Ukraine". It provides for the financing by the EU of projects for the
development of the non-government sector worth Eur 10