A resolution of the European Parliament recommending the signing of an Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union is an important political decision on the way to signing this document.
The Foreign Ministry's Information Policy Department said this in a statement over the European Parliament's resolution entitled “The European Neighbourhood Policy: towards a strengthening of the partnership,” adopted on October 23 in Strasburg. The document has testified that the European Parliament keeps a broad consensus supporting Ukraine's European integration aspirations and the further deepening of bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry noted. The ministry also assured that Ukraine will continue to improve the electoral legislation and reform the justice system, as well as constructive engagement with the mission of the European Parliament led by presidents Aleksander Kwasniewski and Pat Cox. As we have reported, the European Parliament on October 23 approved a resolution recommending that the EU Council sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine and agreed to the provisional application of the document upon its signature if certain criteria are met. MEPs also encouraged the Ukrainian authorities to advance further in fulfilling the requirements of the Association Agreement, and in addressing the pending issues of selective justice, electoral and judicial reform. Ukraine expects to sign the agreement in late November.