European Commission evaluates Ukraine's success: possible date for EU accession talks is named
The European Commission (EC) is evaluating Ukraine's implementation of 7 recommendations for starting negotiations on joining the European Union. The executive body of the EU considers 4 to be fully completed. Presumably, the process will be launched on March 24.
- legislation on the procedure for selecting CCU judges in accordance with the recommendations of the Venice Commission;
- completion of the integrity check of candidates for the High Council of Justice and establishment of the High Qualification Commission of Judges;
- compliance of anti-money laundering legislation with FATF standards and approval of a strategic plan for reforming the entire law enforcement sector;
- reform of the media sector: bringing Ukrainian legislation in line with the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive.
At the same time, further strengthening of the fight against corruption is not considered to be fully completed. As part of this step, the European Commission was waiting, in particular, for the appointment of a new head of the SAPO and a director of the NABU.
"The talks will continue tomorrow to finalize the details, but the basic premise is clear: Ukraine and Moldova will start negotiations on joining the EU (probably in March 24). In Georgia, the candidate status with the conditions for moving to the next step will be discussed," Jozwiak said.
Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed Bill No. 9610 on amendments to the Law "On National Minorities (Communities) of Ukraine". This was one of the requirements of the European Commission for our country's further movement towards EU membership.
"We use every day to add substance to the preparation of a decision to start negotiations on our country's accession to the European Union. We clearly understand the time limits and political steps. And today I have signed an important law on national communities," the President said.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Ukraine has submitted a preliminary draft plan for the Ukraine Facility program to the European Commission to allocate a record economic assistance of €50 billion to our country. The plan includes four main areas of work in which Ukraine should act.