Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk stands for the establishment of the position of a Vice
Prime Minister for European integration, who will be responsible for the advancement
of European reforms in Ukraine. The Head of Government said at the meeting of
the National Reforms Council on Monday, February 2.
A basis for carrying
out the reforms in Ukraine was called by Arseniy Yatsenyuk the Association
Agreement with the EU, "This is the core document that determines the path
of Ukraine to the European Union. To implement this document the parliamentary
coalition has prepared a significant and comprehensive coalition agreement,
which laid the foundation for the Government’s Action programme and subsequent
laws submitted by the Government to Parliament".
"All what has to
be done is written in the Association Agreement, the coalition agreement, the
Government’s Action programme while the key and basic parameters of what is to
be achieved by the country have been determined by the President of Ukraine in Strategy-2020",
A mechanism of
implementation of reforms, according to the Prime Minister, has been elaborated
by the Government primarily to ensure the implementation of the Association
Agreement with the EU.
reminded that each Ministry has an elected on a competitive basis Deputy
Minister for European integration. According to him, most of them are fluent in
English, many of them had work experience abroad, "These
are the people who are personally responsible for the implementation of the
The Deputy Minister
of the Cabinet of Ministers for European integration is in charge of this
"I hope that in
the Government there will be the position of the Vice Prime Minister for
European integration, who would actually be answerable for the advancement of
European reforms in Ukraine", stressed the Head of Government.
He noted that the
members of the National Council "bear political responsibility for pursuing
the reforms", "It is the responsibility entrusted to us by the people
of Ukraine, and it is vital in the process of implementing the reforms, instead
of looking for "the one to be responsible", to search a way out of
the situation that is objectively very difficult nowadays. It is difficult as a
result of the country having lost 20% of the economy, a result of Ukraine
suffering from military intervention backed by the Russian Federation".
“The general economic,
political and military situation requires from us to demonstrate high responsibility,
coordination and co-action. That is why the unity and joint action are prerequisites
to further reforms", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.