Poroshenko Signs Decree Outlining Steps for Euro-Atlantic Integration
This decree lays out a roadmap for the government to follow for the next two years
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Decree “Issues of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.”
“The Head of State approved the action plan for achievement of the strategic goal of the state to gain full-fledged membership of Ukraine in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in order to ensure the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic path of Ukraine as stipulated in Part 3 of Article 102 of the Constitution of Ukraine,” the press service of Poroshenko reports.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine along with the relevant government bodies should ensure the implementation of the action plan for gaining full-fledged membership in the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, inform the President of Ukraine on a quarterly basis and report on the progress of implementation of the action plan within defined timeframes.
The decree list what actions should be taken specifically on a month by month basis, as well as which should be done constantly. These moves are designed to ensure that Ukraine stays on the path to integration and that the procedures happen within as short a time frame as possible.
This roadmap lays out the steps for 2019 and 2020. In late 2020, an assessment can be done to determine where Ukraine is on the path of integration and membership and a new roadmap can be created at that time.
The decree comes into force on the day of its publication.