Before the summit EU – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Brussels held informal talks with all the participants of today’s event, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the political scientist, former MP Taras Chornovil.
«The summit was successful even before its start. It was planned at the end of last year, when the situation with the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU was under a big question. And this caused a number of problems. The Netherlands then took quite a tough stance. The summit Ukraine – EU planned as an emergency, and it turned out that the stalemate now was not. All right, all sold. During a visit to Brussels, Poroshenko met with all the officials who today take part in the summit. That is just a few weeks ago was held informal talks», – Chornovil noted.
According to him, today was the start of a new stage of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
«The summit was the formal confirmation of what is negotiated and what has been achieved. For example, there were the successful introduction of a visa-free regime with the EU, was the start of a new stage of the Association Agreement. It has already entered into force, but more needs to be implementation actions. Because the agreement contemplates the creation of certain institutions. And the EU has yet to decide which of its agencies will be responsible for tracking, analysis, and implementation of the norms of the Association Agreement,» – said the analyst.
He focused on the fact that the EU has reduced the requirement to Ukraine in terms of creating an anti-corruption court.
«According to unofficial data, at the summit Ukraine – EU Poroshenko discussed the introduction of a police mission of the OSCE in the Donbas. One more thing – the EU has reduced the requirement concerning anti-corruption court. That is, they don’t require. I don’t know why. Perhaps they understood that our Parliament, this case will drag on for three or four years, so it’s best otherwise to expedite the process. For example, there may be created a separate anti-corruption chamber on the basis of the Supreme Court of Ukraine, which the Europeans are beginning to trust more and more in connection with what is happening there is a purge. But in General, all the key issues of the summit Ukraine – EU was solved before it began», – Chornovil summed up.
Today in Kiev the summit Ukraine – EU, which was attended by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, head of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
According to Juncker, the European Union insists on the creation of anti-corruption chamber in Ukraine. Donald Tusk noted that the European Union supports Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression. Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine and the EU discussed «Marshall plan» to support Kiev.
Chornovil: According to unofficial data, at the summit Ukraine – the EU debated the introduction of police of the OSCE mission in Donbass 13.07.2017