14:01 30.05.2013

Rybak: Parliament to adopt remaining EU integration laws at autumn session

The Ukrainian parliament will consider and adopt in September 2013 the laws necessary for the signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Rybak has said.

According to the press service of the Verkhovna Rada, Rybak met with Vice President of the European Parliament Jacek Protasiewicz in Kyiv on Thursday and discussed the prospects for Ukraine's European integration.

Protasiewicz noted that the Ukrainian parliament had united around the idea of European integration. He said that there remained some tasks that have to be fulfilled by the Verkhovna Rada in this direction before the Vilnius summit, among them the adoption of amendments to the electoral law and a new law on the prosecutor's office.

Rybak, in turn, said that the necessary laws would be discussed and adopted at the autumn session of the Ukrainian parliament in September. He said that these documents must be supported by a constitutional majority.

He also stressed the importance of intensifying inter-parliamentary cooperation on key issues of Ukraine-EU relations, in particular, in the context of the signing and implementation of the Association Agreement. He said that the Ukrainian part of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee had already been formed and that it is still necessary to decide on its leadership.

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