The European Parliament stood for the support of the Ukrainian initiatives on the development of the ‘Eastern Partnership’ project as the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the MPs supported the initiatives on the development of the ‘Eastern Partnership’ offered by Ukraine on November 15.
‘The Ukrainian side notes that the MPs of the EU Parliament supported the initiatives of Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine which he announced in July 2017 at the Ukraine-EU summit in their report on November 15. The issue is about the perspective of the membership of the associated partners in the Customs Union, Energy Union, Single Digital Marker, association with Schengen Area and deepening of the cooperation in other spheres of the sectorial partnership with the EU’, the message said.
The Foreign Ministry expressed the solidarity with the vision of the European Parliament of the future of the ‘Eastern Partnership’.
‘Ukraine shares the vision of the ‘Eastern Partnership’ offered by the EU Parliament that should lie in the clear differentiation of the relations of the EU with countries-partners on the basis of their European integrative ambitions and use of the principle ‘more for more’, the Foreign Ministry concluded.
Ukraine expects that the offers announced by the EU Parliament on November 15 will become the basis of the final declaration of the ‘Eastern Partnership’ summit.
The fifth ‘‘Eastern Partnership’ summit will take place in Brussels on November 24. Earlier it was reported that Poroshenko and Johannes Hahn, the European commissioner discussed the preparation for the ‘Eastern Partnership’ summit. Hahn noted the dynamics of the reforms in Ukraine and confirmed the readiness of the EU to provide the extensive support.