Ukrainian PM Azarov instructs group to plan talks with EU on association agreement implementation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has given an interagency working group two months to draw up a plan detailing Ukraine's arguments for negotiations with the European Union on conditions of the implementation of the association agreement.
"I am instructing the interagency working group chaired by Deputy Prime Minister [Yuriy] Boiko, based on analysis, to work out Ukraine's detailed bargaining points on the conditions of the implementation of the association agreement," Azarov said in opening a government meeting on Wednesday.
The ministries and other agencies involved have carried out preliminary sector analysis of possible risks that the establishment of a free trade area with the European Union could pose to the national economy, Azarov said.
Azarov said earlier that Ukraine should start practical negotiations with the EU on the conditions of signing the association and free trade agreement. He also instructed Deputy Prime Minister Boiko to carry out a comprehensive sector analysis of consequences of the establishment of a free trade area with the EU for the Ukrainian economy.