Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna said that Ukraine expects to implement the requirements of the European Commission on granting EU candidate status by the end of the year.
Source: Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishyna
“We expect that by the end of the year all these steps will be implemented. I think we can implement most of them even faster. I mean certain legislation and the implementation of technical tasks,” said Stefanishina.
She stressed that at the end of the year the European Commission would prepare conclusions and assess how effectively Ukraine has managed to implement the requirements.
“It is in our interests because we want to talk about starting negotiations,” she said, adding that Ukraine “will not give anyone the status of its EU candidate.”
Earlier, Stefanishyna noted that by the end of the week the Ukrainian government will form a vision of reforms needed to meet the requirements of the European Commission to preserve Kyiv’s EU candidate status – including the appointment of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.