The group of MEPs of the four factions appealed to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk with the requirement to further support Ukraine on path to Europe.
We are talking about the need to convince the Netherlands to positively conclude its consideration of the question of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the early granting Ukraine visa-free regime. The appeal was initiated by the Deputy of European Parliament from Poland Michal Boni, informs UKRINFORM correspondent in Poland.
«We ask you diplomatic steps to facilitate negotiations with the government of the Netherlands concerning the ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine and, possibly, to accelerate the adoption of a positive decision in the visa liberalisation process for Ukraine»,- the document says.
It says it will be «a strong signal to Russia that its aggression is unacceptable and that Ukraine is a key partner in reliable Union.»
The document notes that, by combining efforts for the protection of that country (Ukraine – ed.) against direct and indirect aggression, the EU «reaffirm their unity and commitment and the Community’s ability to be reliable partners in the political arena for any player».
In reference to Tusk, the representatives of the 28 member countries of the European Union, as before, remain dedicated to the decision on the ratification of the Association Agreement.
«We can’t make Ukraine a subject of trade in this serious political situation in the world, because it concerns not only the issue of economic stability and security,» noted the European policy.
As noted by MEPs, the Association agreement is «a powerful and effective instrument for realization of complex reforms in Ukraine in accordance with European standards, and roadmap that has the full support of the majority of Ukrainians».
It is also emphasized that Ukraine has fulfilled the requirements for visa liberalization with the EU, because MEPs are happy to accept the beginning of internally institutional coordination in the EU on this issue in accordance with a decision taken last week by the European Council.
The statement was signed by the deputies of the European people’s party (EPP), Michal Boni, Maria Gabriel, Jaromir Stetina, Danuta Hubner, Paul Svoboda, Petrus, Austrevicius of the Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Marc Demesmaeker from the faction of the European conservatives and reformists (ECR), as well as Tibor Jean and Marju Lauristin from the Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats (S&D).
We will remind, today in Brussels will host the eighteenth summit Ukraine-EU, which confirms the support of the EU for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. In particular, during the meeting it is planned to discuss the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, including in the free trade zone, visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU, regional security and conflict settlement in the East of Ukraine, the renewal of EU sanctions against Russia.
MEPs ask Tusk to accelerate the rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU 24.11.2016