Foreign Minister of Sweden: reforms are more important for Ukraine than membership in EU

13:16, 23 February 2010
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Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bild believes that Ukraine’s EU membership prospects are less important than reforms in Ukraine. 

He expressed this opinion in a talk with an own UNIAN correspondent in Brussels today.

“Today reforms are more important”, he said answering a question about possibility of giving a EU membership prospect to Ukraine.

According to the words of Swedish Minister, first of all Ukraine needs anti economic reforms, and also gas transit ones.

Speaking about possibility of providing assistance to Ukraine, Carl Bild noted that first of all Ukraine should resume cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, which should promote to overcome crisis consequences in economics.

Moreover, according to the words of the Minister, Ukraine and EU should accelerate negotiations concerning agreement on association, which provides forming of overall and deep free trade zone.

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