12 Aug 2022 12:18

Rada to adopt most bills Ukraine needs to enter into EU by yearend - Speaker Stefanchuk

MOSCOW. Aug 12 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada plans to adopt most bills Ukraine needs to enter into the European Union by the end of this year, Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk said.

"We are expecting EU membership negotiations to begin. This means there will be talks on each of the 35 chapters [...] of EU laws, such as energy, public health, agriculture, social policy, finance and ecology. [...] Therefore, each of the 35 negotiating chapters needs to be implemented and finalized by Ukraine. [...] We have made a list of priority bills in the field of European integration and intend to approve most of them by the end of this year," Stefanchuk said at the national televised marathon on Friday, as quoted by the Ukrainian media.

Both the swift adoption and the quality of laws are important to Ukraine, Stefanchuk said.