8 Aug 2023 15:01

Ukraine concludes stage of self-screening to verify its laws are in line with EU standards

MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Ukraine has concluded the first stage of self-screening - a procedure for assessing the adaptation of national legislation to European Union laws, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olga Stefanishina said.

"I can confirm today that we have fully completed the first stage of self-screening. It means that all ministries and other agencies successfully accomplished their work: the analysis of about 28,000 EU legislative acts in 34 negotiation areas was conducted in practice," Ukrainian media quoted Stefanishina as saying in a statement circulated by her press service following a coordination meeting on European integration.

Subsequently, it is necessary to determine what acts in each area should be implemented as a priority, she said.

"It will help systematize our work and get our priorities straight. When this list is compiled, it will form the core of plans as part of the Ukraine Facility, the plan for our legislative work," Stefanishina said.

Meeting the deadline for this analysis is politically important not only in terms of securing positive results in the European Commission's enlargement review in October, but also for further steps to launch negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU, she said.