Ukraine abolished the office for European integration

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine disbanded the government office for European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Reports about it “European truth”.

The Ministry said that the government has a structure, which performs the same function, the office of the coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. It Dec 2017 by Olga Stefanyshyna. “It was a technical decision on the liquidation of the old inactive structure. Incumbent governmental office continues, the possibility of elimination was not raised at government meetings,” said Stefanyshyna.

In addition, the decree of 24 July referred to the disbandment of the Department for strategic planning and coordination of public policy, public administration, regional policy, and ensuring document management and control.

July 24, as reported by the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze said that it opposed the elimination of his position in the new government. In her opinion, the future Deputy Prime Minister should have a veto power to block laws that do not meet the obligations of Ukraine in the sphere of European integration, and also violate the Association Agreement with the EU.

The Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union signed in 2014, but it has not come into force immediately, because it required the approval of all member countries of the EU. In 2017, the last remaining state — the Netherlands — have ratified the document. To do this, at the request of Amsterdam, the agreement was amended, according to which Kiev was denied the right to become a candidate for membership in the European Union, as well as providing military guarantees and additional funding. The agreement does not allow the Ukrainians to live and work in the EU.

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