In order to ensure efficient implementation of the EU-Ukraine
Association Agreement a deeper collaboration between the Parliament and the
Government is required. This was stated by Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze during a meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European
The Vice Prime Minister singled out Poland and
Romania as an example of a well coordinated and successful interaction of government’s
branches in European integration issues which had passed similar transformations
“If everyone agrees that the European
integration is the only way of development for the country, then
it would not be a problem to get 226 votes for the European integration
legislation package in the Parliament”, stressed the Vice Prime Minister. She emphasized
the necessity to improve efficiency of ministries, monitoring and coordination
of work on the implementation of the Association Agreement.
According to her, a comprehensive system of observing
the process of realization of the Agreement is to become an effective tool for
supervising the progress and problems in this direction. Apart from that, it is
vital to adopt the Decree on official translation of the European Union acts.
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Herashchenko draw a peculiar
attention to the fact that the ministries submit key European integration bills
not through the Government, but through certain MPs. Thereby, these draft laws
don’t undergo necessary expertise for compliance with the EU legislation. In
this regard Iryna Herashchenko expresses hope that a reform and the development
of new parliamentary rules are to enhance the functions of the Committee on European integration as well as to make the aforesaid procedure
obligatory for all bills.
In turn, acting Head of the Committee Mariia Ionova briefed the
interlocutors that a relevant draft law had been finalized,
however the debate regarding the amendments to the rules for the Verkhovna Rada
as well to the bill is still ongoing.
Deputy Ministers for European
integration and leadership of the Government Office for European and
Euro-Atlantic integration were among the participants of the meeting. Director of the
Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna informed about
the process of implementation of horizontal obligations in respect of the EU-Ukraine
Association Agreement, in particular the preparation of roadmaps of implementation
of the EU legislation in the transport, telecommunications and financial sectors.
Moreover, Olga Stefanishyna told about the plans to begin
formal consultations to update the annexes to the Agreement relating to the approximation
of the legislation and to renew the Ukraine-EU Association Agenda.