Ukraine, EU to hold joint parliamentary committee meeting

11 April, 11:24 PM
Verkhovna Rada (Photo:NV)

Verkhovna Rada (Photo:NV)

For the first time ever, EMPs and Ukrainian MPs will hold a joint inter-committee meeting between the European Parliament and Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, the EU body announced in a message on its website on April 11.

The meeting is scheduled for April 12, and will be focused on issues related to Ukraine’s path towards EU membership.

“The purpose of Wednesday’s kick-off meeting is to bring together the chairpersons of the committees of the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to discuss the path ahead for Ukraine with regard to the country’s EU accession process, as well as to show solidarity with Kyiv, which is still battling the Russian invasion,” the announcement reads.

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European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk will deliver opening remarks.

Attending parliamentarians will be then divided into two panels – “Rebuilding a European Ukraine” and “Building a sustainable future together.”

The discussions are expected to cover a range of subjects: economic policy, rule of law, anti-corruption efforts, fiscal discipline, and harmonizing Ukraine’s and EU’s legislation.

“At the opening session, participants are also expected to look at how they can deepen bilateral relations further between the committees of their respective institutions,” the message concludes.

Back in January, media reports hinted towards Brussels mulling over ways to engage Ukrainian politicians in the work of the European Parliament.

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