EU leaders stress support for Ukraine in meeting with President Poroshenko

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The FINANCIAL — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk met in Brussels yesterday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to discuss the path of Ukrainian reforms and EU support to country, according to EU Neighbourhood Info.

“The European Commission stands by Ukraine as Ukraine continues on the path of reform, and we will continue to support the country so that it can meet its international commitments. And the country is on the way to meeting its international commitments,” Juncker said after the meeting. 

The parties discussed the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU, which will provisionally enter into force on 1 January 2016, as well as visa liberalisation.

“Ukraine has made good progress over past months with regard to visa liberalisation, which should allow us to advance towards a visa-free regime as soon as possible,” Tusk said in statement before the meeting with Poroshenko.

Juncker noted that the appointment a few weeks ago of a specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor was an important step for the fight against corruption.


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