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Ukraine needs to implement 107 regulations under Association Agreement with EU

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 09:20, August 12, 2022

KIEV, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine has to implement 107 regulations and directives under the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), the country's Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna said Thursday.

The majority of the legislative acts needed for Ukraine's closer integration with the EU have been handed over to the parliament for consideration, Stefanishyna was cited by the government press service as saying.

The fulfillment of the regulations and directives would help Ukraine bring its laws closer to those of the EU and pave the way for the start of the talks on the possible accession to the bloc, Stefanishyna added.

The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU entered into force on Sept. 1, 2017, which enables Kiev and Brussels to cooperate in areas such as trade, defense, taxation, border control and the fight against terrorism.

On June 23, EU leaders accepted Ukraine as a candidate for membership in the bloc.

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