Andrej Plenković

Predsjednik Vlade Republike Hrvatske i predsjednik Hrvatske demokratske zajednice
Bruxelles | 27. 4. 2016.

Nova ukrajinska vlada budi nadu u ostvarenje reformskog plana

»Imenovanjem nove vlade dosljedna provedba reformi u Ukrajini treba postati nepovratan proces«, poručili su u izjavi za medije predsjednik Delegacije EP-a za odnose s Ukrajinom Andrej Plenković te njezini potpredsjednici Tibor Szanyi i Kaja Kallas

Andrej Plenković i Irina Gerashchenko predsjedali su sastankom Parlamentarnog Odbora za pridruživanje EU-a i Ukrajine u Bruxellesu od 25. do 26. travnja na kojemu su zastupnici u EP-u i Vrhovnoj Radi razmijenili mišljenja o političkoj situaciji u Ukrajini i planu provedbe reformi, o suradnji u energetici i nuklearnoj sigurnosti te o implementaciji Sporazuma iz Minska i humanitarnoj situaciji.

Predsjednik Delegacije EP-a za odnose s Ukrajine Andrej Plenković te potpredsjednici Delegacije Tibor Szanyi i Kaja Kallas priopćili su tim povodom:

This third meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee took place only 10 days after the nomination of a new Ukrainian government that gives strong hopes for a re-energised reform impetus. The efforts must be strengthened in order for the reforms to become irreversible and not to fall victim of internal political dispute or fatigue. This requires strong determination of the authorities and the crucial support of the Ukrainian population.

Verkhovna Rada has a critical role to play in the reform process, not only in drafting and adopting corresponding laws, but also in overseeing the government's action. As the interparliamentary body established by the Association Agreement, we are committed to supporting the reform process through an intensive and sustainable cooperation between our two components.

As a result of this meeting, we intend to focus our efforts in the next months in particular on the reform of the judiciary and of decentralisation. We also intend to follow closely the implementation of the anti-corruption legislation, of the civil service law and of the law on financing of political parties. Furthermore, we will monitor the state of play of harmonisation of Ukrainian legislation with the EU acquis in line with the EP - Verkhovna Rada capacity building programme.

We discussed the overall context of EU-Ukraine relations. Regarding the outcome of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement held on 6 April 2016, we are waiting for the related announcements by the Dutch leadership. Meanwhile, Ukraine enjoys full EU's support to continue with the implementation of the reforms agreed under the Association Agenda.

The recent publication of the Commission's proposal on visa liberalisation for Ukrainian citizens is a source of profound satisfaction for all of us and we look forward to a rapid finalisation of the procedure in the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

We further reconfirmed our full support to the EU policy of restrictive measures and of non-recognition of the occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, and called upon the sides to reinvigorate the implementation of the Minsk Agreement provisions. In this context, we believe that the appointment of a high-level international personality trusted by all sides could help steer the negotiation process and the peaceful reintegration of occupied territories.

Finally, on this day of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, we honour the memory of all victims of this tragedy. We commend the strong EU solidarity and support demonstrated to deal with the consequences of the disaster and the EU willingness to continue in the future, as it was discussed at the public event we organised yesterday: "EU-Ukraine co-operation in the field of nuclear safety 30 years after Chernobyl.

The EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee adopted a final statement and recommendations.