Cabinet explains mediocre performance in fulfilling Ukraine's European integration tasks
Last year, Ukraine spent a considerable amount of time and effort implementing the European integration action plan's provisions that the country had failed to fulfill in 2016, hence a mere 41% result in 2017
According to the government office's reply to a request by Europeiska Pravda online newspaper, in 2016, progress in the implementation of the Association Agreement was only 34%. "So in order to comply with the legal logic and proper action sequence, in 2017, Ukraine spent a considerable amount of time and effort implementing measures not completed in 2016," the government office explained.
Thus, in 2017, Ukraine fulfilled 29% of its obligations for 2016, as well as 41% of the obligations stipulated in the Association Agreement for 2017.
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The government specifies that as of December 31, 2017, the overall progress in meeting the obligations, which had to be met in 2016, is already at 63%.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 23, a government report was published, stating that the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU as of 2017 was at 41%.