12-13, in Tbilisi (Georgia), a regular meeting of the EURONEST Parliamentary
Assembly took place, during which the second meeting of the ad hoc working
group on the implementation of Association Agreements between the EU and
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova was held.
members of the EUROSNEST countries that signed the Association Agreements with
the EU were able to meet and exchange views on the opportunities and challenges
of each of the countries in the context of the implementation of the
Association Agreements and the DCFTA functioning.
Director of the Government Office for Coordination of European and
Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna presented
Ukraine during the meeting of this working group.
particular, the General Director informed about the up-to-date progress of the
EU-UA Association Agreement implementation. "Due to the fact that we have
established the horizontal principles of functioning of the economy in Ukraine
and started doing business in accordance with the obligations under the
Agreement, we took over the best practices of the EU," Olga Stefanishyna said.
addition, it was said that Ukraine actually completed a comprehensive
legislative and institutional process of market establishment of surveillance
system, passed legislation on companies' activities and competition, in
particular, state aid to economic entities in accordance with EU acts.
positive effect of the DCFTA, that is for two years for now,
indicates Ukraine's readiness to fully use all opportunities within the
framework of the Agreement. As for now, the Government, along with the
Parliament, is working on the adoption of the necessary legislation, in particular
in the field of customs policy, intellectual property, technical regulation.
Olga Stefanishyna noted the important contribution to the
overall Association Agreement implementation progress due to the high level of
cooperation between the Government and the Parliament with the aim of timely
adoption of qualitative European integration legislative initiatives, as well
as their proper implementation by the Government.