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Signing Of The CAP Agreement And Implementation Of EU Legislation In The Field Of Transport Remain Priorities For Ukraine

Signing of the CAP Agreement and implementation of EU legislation in the field of transport remain priorities for Ukraine

Source: European Commission
The signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the implementation of European legislation in the field of transport remain top priorities for Ukraine – February 10, 2021 This was said by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krykliy during talks with the Director General of the Directorate for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission Henrik Holloley today,
February 10. The meeting took place during a working visit of a government delegation led by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Shmygal to Brussels. “We are grateful for the full support of the European side in fulfilling Ukraine’s obligations set out in the Association Agreement and in integrating the Ukrainian transport system into the European transport network. The signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement and the implementation of European transport legislation remain our top priorities. According to the Pulse Agreement system, the total percentage of fulfillment by the Ukrainian side of all obligations under the Transport Association Agreement increased from 19% in 2019 to 34% in 2020. And we continue this work in the future”, said Vladislav Krykliy. Therefore, in the framework of the implementation of the provisions of the Association Agreement, the Ukrainian side has adopted a number of regulations. At the same time, the Verkhovna Rada is awaiting the adoption of 8 key European integration laws. “Among them are bills on railway transport, postal services, socially important passenger transportation services, multimodal transportation, transportation of dangerous goods, etc. In addition, the Ministry of Infrastructure has developed 4 extremely important bills, which are currently being prepared for approval by the Government. They concern Ukraine’s accession to the International Convention for the Control of Ships’ Ballast Water, as well as the safety of the operation of wheeled vehicles”, said Vladyslav Krykliy. At the same time, in the near future we are preparing to submit to the Government regulations on the improvement of railway passenger service, compliance of marine equipment with EU standards, etc. In addition, the Ministry has started drafting relevant bylaws to implement the Law on Inland Waterways adopted last year and is currently making every effort to unblock the process of including Ukrainian waterways in the TEN-T regional network. The parties also discussed the possibility of financial and technical support to the EU in the development of bylaws for the further implementation of key laws in the field of sea, river and rail transport, multimodal and combined transport. This is a preliminary agreement between the Ministry of Infrastructure and the EIB on assistance in the implementation of projects for the modernization of navigable locks on the Dnieper, the creation of a modern river information service and ensuring the reception of waste by river terminals. In the field of road transport, Vladyslav Krykliy stressed the need to remove as much as possible barriers to the free movement of goods between Ukraine and the EU and to liberalize international freight transport in the future. “The European Union is Ukraine’s largest trading partner. Last year, 44.5% of all Ukraine’s foreign trade in monetary terms was imported to the EU by road, and 88% from the EU to Ukraine. In this regard, it is extremely important to address the issue of insufficient permits for international road transport with the Republic of Poland, because it is an important transit partner of Ukraine. The EIB has already supported our Government in its efforts to set the quota of Polish permits at the level of 200,000 and in the implementation of the Association Agreement”, the Minister stressed. Vladislav Krykliy also shared the agency’s plans under the European Green Agreement and the implementation of the European Green Course and enlisted the support of the EU in sharing this experience. Source: Government of Ukraine

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