In the European Parliament assured in the help and support of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on track of European integration with the aim of becoming a European Institute.
About this was discussed in speeches at the official opening of the «Ukrainian week» in the European Parliament on Monday 29 February, UNIAN reports. The meeting takes place in a crowded room, many standing for lack of seats.
Thus, the head of the EP delegation in the Committee of the Association of EU-Ukraine Andriy Plenkovich noted that in the EP «will do everything possible to help you in the peaceful reintegration of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk and Crimea».
«We are also here to help in the implementation of the Association Agreement. The report, Coke is a comprehensive program. Your Parliament should be ready for further stages of European integration,» said the European politician.
In turn, the Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok spoke in favor of this form of cooperation between EP and BP, which «will strengthen the ability to carry out reforms when we are talking about the holding of parliamentary reform.»
«We can find a common base to help each other, and these days to see the solutions to these issues,» he said.
Such questions Brock called the rule of law, fighting corruption, constitutional reform.
«I hope this cooperation will continue to develop actively, so that we can reach our goal of an independent democracy», — said Brock.
When the word took the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, noted that on this occasion prepared a report, but previous speakers already said.
«This is proof that they are smart people, and I will not repeat what they have said,» joked Shultz.
Continuing, the politician has expressed opinion that now the EP and BP are at the «forefront of the development of parliamentary cooperation».
«What makes the EP that has never been done before,» he said.
According to Schultz, if you look at the essence of the program of cooperation between EP and BP, it is «a very deep program.»
«Working together we can achieve success,» said the EP President.
He noted that when he oversees the work of the Ukrainian Parliament, sees what BP still has «lot of work».
«The time has come when we need a stable Ukraine», — said Schultz.
The EP President said that now Europe is facing challenges and «there is a crisis of solidarity».
«The majority in the European Parliament will stand beside you and next to Ukraine. You need our support. On behalf of the EP I want to say that the support you get,» he said.
Also European Parliament President Martin Schulz stressed that the EU needs a stable Ukraine.
«The EU wants to have a stable Ukraine. To improve the stability Ukraine needs the solidarity of the EU. The European Parliament stresses its willingness to cooperate with Ukraine in all matters ranging from the liberalization of economic relations and to a visa-free regime», — said the President of the EP.
Schulz expressed his hope that the recommendations developed by the mission of former EP President Pat Cox on improving the work of the Verkhovna Rada, will be performed.
«And this means that our cooperation will continue, I am glad. I welcome the fact that Pat Cox will continue to work between our parliaments,» he said.
Schultz also said that in the EU there is a «Ukraine fatigue».
«Today’s events defy that,» said the EP President.
As reported, in Brussels on 29 February began the «Week of Ukraine» in the European Parliament, which runs until 2 March. The main theme of the high-level event is the reform of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
«Live broadcast from Brussels, where we are starting for the first time in the history of the Ukrainian week in the European Parliament. Today will be presented an action plan on the reform of Parliament and its transformation into a modern European institution,» said the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Volodymyr Groysman. According to the Chairman of BP, the decisions that will be represented in the European Parliament, will allow to improve procedures and the quality of preparation of legislation to establish effective communication with the government.
In the European Parliament assure that the been Ukrainian Parliament on the European integration path 29.02.2016