On 25 November 2010 the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on Ukraine prepared by representatives of all political forces represented in the EP. Along with the Joint Press Statement of the Ukraine-EU Summit of 22 November 2010, this document is a demonstration of high attention that the European Union pays to further deepening of the bilateral relations.
In Ukraine one has positively noted that the provisions of the resolution are balanced, the resolution welcomes the commitment of the leadership of Ukraine to pursue the course of the European integration as well as political consensus to implement it.
The recognition by the European Parliament of the European perspective of Ukraine and support for the right of Ukraine to apply for membership in the EU , pursuant to the art.49 of the Treaty of the European Union, merit a special attention.
Ukraine is aware about the necessity for further consolidation of the European values based on the strengthening of the democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights in accordance with high EU standards. We are open for dialogue with the European Parliament which traditionally has supported Ukraine in her aspirations for reforms and the European integration.
Ukraine also totally shares the provisions of the resolutions as regards keeping a positive dynamics of the negotiation process on Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, including deep and comprehensive free trade area based on four freedoms with a view of gradual integration of Ukraine into the EU internal market. We highly appreciate that the European Parliament supports the idea of introduction of visa free regime between Ukraine and the EU through the implementation of visa liberalization Action Plan approved at the Ukraine-EU Summit on 22 November 2010, as well as of the abolishing fees for processing visa applications for Ukrainian citizens.
Taking into account the strengthening of European Parliament role in the decision-making process of the EU under the Lisbon Treaty, such a support is extremely important.
Ukraine remains open for further active cooperation with the European Parliament on any issuec of the bilateral agenda with the EU.
European Parliament resolution of 25 November 2010 on Ukraine