EU summit gives green light to sectoral integration of Ukraine - Klympush-Tsintsadze
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has stressed that one of the most important results of the Ukraine-EU summit held in July was the political approval of the sectoral integration of the country in several priority areas.
"On the eve of the summit, the Ukrainian side offered the European Union a mechanism for integration in several priority areas: energy and digital markets, customs, justice, freedom, and security. After political approval at the summit, the bodies of the association must develop, agree and finally endorse this mechanism," she wrote in an article for the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia. Ukraine weekly.
She explained that this mechanism is similar to the one used during the fulfillment of requirements for granting Ukraine a visa-free regime with the EU.
"It should specify the list of decisions that Ukraine should make, provide for the overall work of the institutions in Kyiv and Brussels to develop this list and monitor compliance with the requirements. It will also include the ultimate goal of joining certain sectoral agreements and EU conventions, for example, integration into the European energy market and the single digital market of the European Union de facto," the official added.
In her opinion, this mechanism, first of all, will allow Ukraine moving along the path of sectoral integration, "having a real road map for reforms and decisions."