Poroshenko to conduct Ukraine-EU political consultations in Brussels on Oct 19
The Ukraine-EU high-level political consultations with the participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and profile members of the European Commission will be held in Brussels on October 19, 2016.
The leaders of Ukraine and the EU institutions will discuss the development of the situation in Donbas and Crimea, the course of fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and the prospects of the regime of sanctions against Russia in response to its aggression against Ukraine. The parties will negotiate progress in the implementation of reforms and ways to increase the EU support. They will also coordinate future steps on ratification of the Association Agreement and the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, according to the president's press service.
Poroshenko, Merkel discuss acceleration of EU visa waiver for UkrainiansPoroshenko will take part in the expanded Summit of the European People's Party in Maastricht on October 20, 2016. He will also hold a series of bilateral meetings with leaders of certain EU member-states in order to coordinate positions on the eve of the EU Summit that will be held on October 20-21 in Brussels.