Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated that Ukraine will fulfill the recommendations of the European Commission, necessary for the launch of negotiations on joining the European Union, by the end of the year.

He said this on Monday, Oct.31, at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Fiala in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

According to Shmyhal, today Ukraine has informed the Czech Republic and partner countries in the European Union about the implementation of the European Commission’s seven recommendations necessary for the launch of negotiations on joining the European Union.

“On some of them – the progress is significant, on some – we are waiting for recommendations of the Venice Commission, as well as the European Commission, but I am convinced that we will fulfill them by the end of the year,” the prime minister said.


He also noted that the Ukrainian parliament will soon approve some bills required for the European integration.

As reported, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union granted Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership on June 23. Simultaneously with the approval of the EU candidate status, Brussels put forward demands to Kyiv for reforms, providing a list of seven steps.

President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that despite the war waged by Russia, Ukraine would continue to implement the laws, norms and rules of the European Union, and the Cabinet of Ministers would draft an appropriate roadmap to meet the requirements of EU accession.

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