Zelensky’s office announces that Ukraine will comply with European Commission recommendations

Image from the official website of the European Commission.

The European Commission, in line with the standard for countries applying for European Union membership, gave Ukraine seven recommendations, which Zelensky’s office said it plans to accomplish this year.

The deputy head of the president’s office, Ihor Zhovkva, said the plan was to fulfill the requirements of the recommendations this year.

Zhovka went on to say that “Ukraine does not stop doing its homework to fulfill seven recommendations that are necessary to take a new step on our path to the European Union.”

Implementing European Commission recommendations is often a notoriously tedious process that can take a country years to complete.

Since the beginning of the war, Ukraine has experienced a strong public movement in favor of joining the European Union. Ukrainian citizens have also become much more positive about Ukraine’s prospects of joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Zhukova announced that Ukraine is already halfway to completing the work described by the EC recommendations.

The deputy head of the president’s office said they were working on “the appointment of two members of the Supreme Council of Justice, the finalization of the bills on media and national communities. In addition, the European Commission has already seen this draft law and we have received a number of comments which we are working on.

Although not a member of the European Union, Ukraine signed an association agreement with the EU in 2014. In 2017, Ukrainians were granted visa-free travel to the Schengen area, giving them permitted travel for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Comments are closed.