On Friday, August 7, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk held a meeting to tackle the process of implementation of the Action Plan on EU visa regime liberalization of Ukraine.
The Prime Minister heard the reports of the Gov’t members, namely of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine ArsenAvakov on the state of implementation of objectives determined in cooperation with the European partners.
First of all, the discussion concerned the simplifying of provision of services to Ukrainian citizens. The task is to provide improved opportunities for the people: both while travelling to the EU states and in the issues of protecting the rights of citizens and their rights in another country, the participants of the meeting accentuated.
Among the discussed issues were, in particular, document security, integrated border management, combating organized crime and corruption.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed the need to accelerate the work along relevant directions. The Prime Minister gave clear instructions on the determined timeframes for the top priority lines to be fulfilled by the executive branch and also in cooperation with the Parliament.
During the event it was noted that according to the fifth report of the European Commission, Ukraine had significantly improved its performance in the process of implementation of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan with the EU.
The participants also considered the process of preparing for the arrival to Ukraine of the next mission of the European partners due in September of this year.