Ukraine has already fulfilled 58% of obligations under the Association Agreement
During the five-year period of effect of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, scheduled for ten years, the Ukrainian side fulfilled 58% of its obligations under the agreement.
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna said this during a meeting of the Coordination Commission for the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, reports an Ukrinform correspondent.
Stefanishyna recalled that the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement consisted of around 2,000 commitments made by Ukraine and the European Union and defined in the action plan on the implementation of the association agreement which sets out around 8,000 tasks. The official also noted that the Pulse of Agreement information and analysis system monitored in real time the progress in the 24 areas of cooperation provided for by the Association Agreement.
“Today, as we discuss the official record of the implementation of the Accord, which will be presented to the [Ukraine-EU] summit, it is important to note that we have fulfilled 58% of all obligations foreseen for Ukraine during the five-year period of effect of the Agreement, which is scheduled for ten years, i.e. for half of the period allocated for the implementation of the Agreement, ”Stefanishyna said.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that most of these obligations – 25% – were fulfilled in 2021, when the work of the coordination commission was launched, priority bills and statutes were identified.
She informed that Ukraine has made the greatest progress in the implementation of the Agreement in areas such as political dialogue, national security and defense – 89%, justice, freedom, security , human rights – 87%, technical barriers to trade – 85%, humanitarian policy – 85%, public procurement – 85% and entrepreneurship – 83%.
As reported, the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit will take place in Kiev on October 12.