April 21, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy
and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn. The
parties discussed in detail the areas of bilateral cooperation.
Minister said that last week Ukraine saw the formation of a new Cabinet of Ministers,
as well as the creation for the first time of the post of Vice Prime Minister for
European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, occupied by Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze.
Government has established a team of international advisers led by Slovakia’s former
Deputy Prime Minister and former Finance Minister Ivan Miklos
with the participation of former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Leszek Balcerowicz, noted Volodymyr
The Cabinet of
Ministers is fully committed to the course of reforms in the country, deepening
cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and the implementation of the Ukraine-EU
Association Agreement, emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
The Government is
working now on developing an operational plan, which will be formed within one
the top priorities of its activity - Ukrainian customs reform, public
administration reform, tax and judicial reforms as well as strengthening
cooperation with the Parliament.
Minister informed that on the eve of the first meeting of the Government, which
adopted a number of important decisions, including the provision of premises
for the National Agency for Corruption Prevention, appointment of heads of Ukrzaliznytsia and Ukrposhta, introduction
of key bills to the Parliament. "Yesterday
the Cabinet of Ministers demonstrated the ability to take the necessary
decisions," noted the Head of Government.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that Ukraine would need the European Union’s
support in carrying out reform priorities, in particular, in the field of public
parties discussed in detail the opportunities and prospects of cooperation in
carrying out the necessary changes in this area.
welcomed the Ukrainian side of the formation of a new Government in Ukraine and
praised the commitment of the Cabinet of Ministers "to breathe new
energy" in pursuing reforms and implementation of Ukraine's international
commitments under the agreements with the IMF and the EU.
In his turn, the
European Union remains
committed to supporting Ukraine, assured the Commissioner.
"Now is a
very good moment for Ukraine. The European family shows a general positive
attitude to Ukraine. We should not waste time," he pointed out, recalling about
the EU-Ukraine summit, scheduled for May.