Arsenii Yatseniuk highly evaluated efficiency and intensity of the cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission on a wide range of political, economic, financial, security and humanitarian issues of the joint agenda. Special attention was drawn to the preparation of a meeting of the Ukraine-EU Association Council scheduled to be held in Brussels in December. It will be focused on a detailed discussion of aspects of the current cooperation and future plans, Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the Ukrainian Government.
Noting the ongoing process of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the European partners, Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed the importance to consolidate efforts to complete it as soon as possible.
Moreover, Arsenii Yatseniuk emphasized the need to strengthen the unity and solidarity of the EU facing challenges that had clear anti-European and anti-Ukrainian nature - from security threats and political blackmail by Russia to the projects of economic monopoly and pressure on the EU, such as Nord Stream 2, an idea of which had caused a negative response of both the Government of Ukraine and heads of many European governments including Slovakia and the Baltic States.
The parties have separately discussed measures to support internal reforms in Ukraine. In particular, they have considered an initiative of establishing a Fund to increase payment to Ukrainian officials and civil servants, the issue raised in a letter of Arsenii Yatseniuk to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. "This is one of the most important ways of overcoming corruption in public authorities", the prime minister accentuated.
The interlocutors also addressed an issue of peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine, pressing issues of economic reforms and legislative support of a European integration course of Ukraine.