The heads of the EU institutions reminded the Ukrainian leadership that a comprehensive revision of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will begin this year. This is stated in a letter from President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, sent to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, the text of which was presented by his press service.
According to Michel and von der Leyen, it is planned to deepen sectoral cooperation, in particular in the digital and environmental spheres. The Agreement on the Common Aviation Area is being prepared for signing in the near future. The work of the preliminary EU assessment mission started in the context of the future Agreement on Assessment of Conformity and Acceptance of Industrial Products.
It is noted that EU institutions are ready to cooperate with Ukraine on meeting the criteria for the second tranche of macro-financial assistance. The first tranche of macro-financial assistance in the amount of € 600 million was also allocated last year.
As we reported earlier, the European Union has promised to help Ukraine obtain coronavirus vaccines as soon as possible.
"It is emphasized that Ukraine can count on the solidarity of the European Union in obtaining a vaccine against coronavirus. The EU is taking steps to ensure Ukraine's access to vaccines as soon as possible," the statement informs.