“There has been set up a Governmental Office for European Integration
within the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers which throughout a
half-year of work demonstrated an absolute efficiency. Recently, the Office has
published its first report on the implementation of the Association
Agreement. Basing on the Report the Parliamentary Committee of the
Association and the Group of friends of Ukraine of the European Parliament noted
Ukraine's progress in implementation of the Agreement and pursuing the
reforms," the Minister said.
Besides, Hanna Onyshchenko informed that the
Government adopts a kind of roadmaps for the implementation of each
particular European directive under the Association Agreement - the so-called
plans of implementation of the EU laws. As of today, over 60 implementation
plans in compliance with 70 EU legislation acts have been approved.
Another important direction of activities is upgrading the public
service. According to the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers, the National
Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service together with the Government has drafted a
new version of the Law of Ukraine "On the Civil Service".
"To be brief about the Law - it changes the entire "philosophy"
of the civil service and harmonizes primarily with European values. The draft
law was discussed among the public and a wide range of international experts.
As a result, in my opinion, we have developed a decent document, which we hope
will be supported by the Parliament", said Hanna Onyshchenko.