readiness to prolong work with institutions and member states of the European
Union on an ambitious and far-reaching Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership.
was stated by Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of
Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze
during a meeting with the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood
Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
In the context of
preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit on November 24, the Vice Prime
Minister stressed on the relevance of the proposals to the Joint Declaration of
the Summit prepared jointly by Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The
Ukrainian side highlighted the importance of recognizing and taking into
account in the Joint Declaration of European aspirations, in line with the
proposals of Ukraine to the aforementioned draft declaration. Commissioner
Johannes Hahn welcomed the recently adopted decisions of the Ukrainian Government
aimed at intensifying by Ukraine of the commitments under the Association
Agreement, in particular, a detailed Action Plan. He
noted that attention should now be paid to strengthening cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada to ensure the
rapid and efficient implementation of the "Eurointegration"
laws to secure implementation of the Plan and approval of the relevant Roadmap.
parties also discussed specific issues of reforms in Ukraine, in particular,
the realization of anti-corruption legislation and the functioning of the
relevant institutions, a judicial reform and the prospects for the establishment
of an Anti-corruption court next year.
As part of the
education debate, present at the meeting Minister of Education and Science of
Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych emphasized on Ukraine's
position aimed to guarantee equal access to learning the national language as
an integral element of ensuring the right to education. The
interlocutors also focused on educational programs for Ukraine, in particular,
regarding the possibility of increasing country's access to educational
programs and projects within the framework of Erasmus +.
agreed to conduct a more detailed discussion of joint actions aimed at the
proper implementation of the Action Plan on the implementation of the
Association Agreement, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on October 25,
during the visit of the Commissioner Johannes Hahn to Ukraine next week.