News with tag “European integration”
- June 14, 2013
Kyiv, June 14, 2013. The faith of Ukrainians in the United Europe and their desire one day to become a part of it have not been shaken, said President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during his address at the 18th Central Europe Summit of Heads of States in Bratislava, Slovakia.
- June 14, 2013
Kyiv, June 14, 2013. The full integration of Ukraine into the EU will provide an untapped potential for the economic growth, stability and security in Europe. This was stated by the president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the plenary session of the 18th Central Europe Summit of Heads of State in Bratislava, Slovakia, where 21 European presidents discussed Growth Strategy for Post-Crisis Recovery at the Summit.
- June 12, 2013
Kyiv, June 12, 2013. OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier expressed his satisfaction with the cooperation with Ukraine during its chairmanship in the organization. This was stated during Zannier’s meeting with President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara.
- June 12, 2013
Kyiv, June 12, 2013. On June 13-14, 2013, the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv will host the First International Annual Business Conference ABC: Ukraine & Partners.
- June 10, 2013
Kyiv, June 10, 2013. Historic commitment of Ukrainian society to pursue European values of freedom and democracy and implement innovative models of economic development have influenced Ukraine to adopt European experience and make the necessary economic and political reforms.
- June 6, 2013
Kyiv, June 6, 2013. In less than six months from now Ukraine is expected to be ready to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union in Vilnius.
- June 5, 2013
Kyiv, June 5, 2013. The EU is ready to invest into renewable energy in Ukraine. Such was the aftermath of the recent European-Ukrainian Energy Day event.
- June 3, 2013
Kyiv, June 3, 2013. Ukraine’s participation in the work of the Customs Union and the signed memorandum to enhance cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Commission do not contradict Ukraine’s WTO membership and the strategic course toward European integration through the Association Agreement and the establishment of a deep and comprehensive free trade area with the EU.
- May 21, 2013
Kyiv, May 21, 2013. For the 11th time European Cultural Week opened its door in Ukraine. More than a dozen European countries participated in the public event sharing their culture through exhibitions, concerts and shows that took place in Kyiv and some other Ukrainian cities.
- May 20, 2013
Kyiv, May 20, 2013. The powerful pro-European civil movement in Ukraine made the country’s European choice irrevocable, stated the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski at the celebration of Europe Days in Kyiv. The diplomat highlighted that the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement required efforts from both – authorities and the civil society.
- May 14, 2013
Kyiv, May 14, 2013. “The UK continues to believe strongly that Ukraine belongs to the European family of states,” reads the joint press statement following Foreign Secretary William Hague’s meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara. In the document, the UK reaffirms its supports of the reform process in Ukraine. Additionally, both parties stated their intent to work on making the 3rd Eastern Partnership Summit in November 2013 in Vilnius a success.
- May 14, 2013
Kyiv, May 14, 2013. The Council of the European Union has approved ratification of the amended EU-Ukraine visa facilitation agreement. It is expected that the agreement will come into force starting July 1, 2013, said Ukraine’s commissioner on foreign policy and integration processes and representative to the EU Kostiantyn Yeliseyev.
- April 25, 2013
Kyiv, April 25, 2013. “The four of us see Ukraine as part of the European family,” said the Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen during the meeting with the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in Kyiv on April 25, quotes Interfax. The meeting included foreign ministers of Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Poland - Linas Linkevičius, Frans Timmermans, and Radosław Sikorski, respectively.
- April 23, 2013
Kyiv, April 23, 2013. Ukrainian parliament has adopted two laws bearing changes that are required by the action plan on visa liberalization with the EU. New legislation is intended to streamline the country’s conformity with European standards, reported tyzhden.ua.
- April 17, 2013
Kyiv, April 17, 2013. Ukrainian government has developed an action plan to intensify cooperation with the EU in the energy sector in 2013. The plan is based on the 7th joint Ukraine-EU report on the implementation of the 2005 energy cooperation memorandum of understanding during 2012.
- April 16, 2013
Kyiv, April 16, 2013. In 10 years or so the EU will have to initiate Ukraine’s entry into the Union because it will require access to its market and labor force. Such opinion was expressed by the former President of Poland Aleksander Kwasniewski in the interview to Wprost, as reported by Unian.
- April 9, 2013
Kyiv, April 9, 2013. Ukraine made yet another step toward facilitation and further liberalization of the visa regime with the EU, enabling Ukrainian citizens to undergo improved, simplified and clear EU visa application procedures.
- April 8, 2013
Kyiv, April 8, 2013. The pardon and release from jail of the former two-time interior minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko is a step to restoring Ukraine’s image and will near Association Agreement signing, reckons the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski. While on the phone with the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, President Komorowski thanked Ukraine’s head of state for pardoning the convicted Lutsenko.
- March 21, 2013
Kyiv, March 21, 2013. The United States will assist Ukraine on the issues of nuclear security and help completely remove the remains of highly enriched uranium (HEU). Such statement was made during the meeting between President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman.
- March 20, 2013
Kyiv, March 20, 2013. Ukraine increased its efforts to implement the priorities of the Association Agenda – a list of requirements the country needs to fulfill prior to signing the Association Agreement with the EU. Among the achievements, Ukraine started reforming its legal and judicial systems: the new Criminal Procedure Code and other important legislation entered into force, reads ENP [European Neighborhood Policy] Country Progress Report 2012.
- March 1, 2013
Kyiv, March 1, 2013. Ukraine seeks to develop effective mechanisms of cooperation with the European Union and with Russia, said President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych during the today’s press conference dedicated to his third year in office.
- February 26, 2013
Kyiv, February 26, 2012. The leaders of the European Union have acknowledged Ukraine’s European aspirations and confirmed their intention to sign Association Agreement (AA), including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with Ukraine in 2013.
- February 26, 2013
Kyiv, February 26, 2012. Ukraine has been acknowledged in its European aspirations. Such has been the statement made by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission and Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine, at the 16th EU-Ukraine Summit, which took place on February 25, 2013 in Brussels.
- February 23, 2013
Kyiv, February 23, 2013. Majority of Ukrainian MPs adopted a declaration of Ukraine’s European aspirations and signing of the Association Agreement (AA) between Ukraine and the European Union. The declaration is an integral part of the upcoming EU-Ukraine summit, which is to take place on February 25, in Brussels.
- February 20, 2013
Kyiv, February 20, 2013. Ukrainian government released its newly approved plan of 2013 priority measures regarding the European integration of the country. The document provisions for the preparation of the Association Agreement signing and lists specifics of the development of Ukraine – EU cooperation in the areas of foreign affairs and security, justice, trade, and energy.
- February 15, 2013
Kyiv, February 15, 2013. Association Agreement which includes establishing of the deep and comprehensive free trade zone remains Ukraine’s priority in its relations with the EU, said President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in his interview with Ukraine and the World. Global Agenda 2013 analytical magazine.
- February 6, 2013
Kyiv, February 6, 2013. Ukraine is welcome to cooperate with the Customs Union on issues which do not contradict the terms and conditions of the Association Agreement, said the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle.
- January 31, 2013
Kyiv, January 31, 2013. Today the EU Commissionerfor Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle and Foreign ministers of 13 EU countries voiced their support for Ukraine’s course toward the EU, reported Ukrainian MFA.
- January 24, 2013
Kyiv, January 24, 2013. Ukrainian European vector remains the country’s priority, emphasized Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his speech in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Ukrainian President participated in the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders Laying the Foundations for Europe’s Renaissance during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2013).
- January 11, 2013
Kyiv, January 11, 2013. If one were to compare Ukraine with its neighboring countries Belarus or Russia the situation in the former remains, undoubtedly, the closest to the European standards, said the former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski. Such statement was made by the politician during his interview to the Polish media in Brussels, reports PAP.