Progress with reforms in Ukraine on agenda of the 21st EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv

08-07-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 8 July, the 21st bilateral EU-Ukraine summit is taking place in Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

Ukraine's progress in its reform path, supported by the EU, is high on the event’s agenda.

This summit is the first since the new President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took office on 20 May.

The EU is represented the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, are also participating in the event.

EU and Ukrainian leaders discussed the next steps in the implementation of the Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.

They also touched upon the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the implementation of the Minsk agreement, the consequences of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and regional and foreign policy issues.

The EU, together with the European Financial Institutions, has already mobilised €15 billion in support of Ukraine's reform process since 2014.

Presidents Juncker, Tusk and Zelenskyy also held a joint press conference.

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