Thursday, March 18, 2010

Commissioner Stefan FÜLE to address EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

The 14th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee will take place in Brussels on 22-23 March at the European Parliament.

Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan FÜLE will address the Committe on Monday afternoon.

During the Parliament Cooperation Committee, the members of both sides will exchange views on the following topics:

- EU-Ukraine relations after the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv (4 December 2009), including the negotiations on the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area (FTA), the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda, Eastern Partnership and EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly issues,

- Internal developments in Ukraine and the EU,

- Results of the PCC Working Group on the EU-Ukraine visa relations; cooperation in the sphere of justice and home affairs, including the implementation of visa facilitation and readmission agreements, visa-free dialogue and people-to-people contacts,

- EU-Ukraine economic and sectoral cooperation, in particular European Investment Bank and its activities in Ukraine.

Ambassador of Ukraine in Brussels, Mr Andriy Veselovsky, representatives of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, European Commission and vice-Director of the European Investment Bank Ms Eva Srejber will also attend and address the participants of this Committee.

A final statement and recommendations will be adopten on Tuesday afternoon.

Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, Marek Siwiec, Monika Smolková and Kristian Vigenin represent the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.

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