On Monday, November 9, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission FedericaMogherini.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk highly evaluated as being intensive and efficient the cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission on a wide range of political, economic, financial, security and humanitarian issues of the joint agenda. Special attention was drawn to the preparation of a meeting of the Ukraine-EU Association Council due to be held in Brussels in December which is to be focused on a detaileddiscussion of aspects of the current collaboration and future plans.
Noting the ongoing process of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU by our European partners, Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed the importance to consolidate efforts to complete it as soon as possible.
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized the need to strengthen the unity and solidarity of the EU in addressing challenges that have clear anti-European and anti-Ukrainian nature - from security threats and political blackmail by Russia to the projects of economic monopoly and pressure on the EU, such as Nord stream - 2, an idea of which had caused a negative response of both the Government of Ukraine and heads of many European governments: from Slovakia to the Baltic States.
The parties separately discussed measures to support internal reforms in Ukraine. In particular, they considered an initiative of establishing a Fund to increase payment to Ukrainian officials and civil servants, the issue raised in a letter of Arseniy Yatsenyuk to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. "This is one of the most important ways of overcoming corruption in public authorities", accentuated the Prime Minister.
The interlocutors also addressed an issue of peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine, pressing issues of economic reforms and legislative support of a European integration course of our state.