: European Commission chief comments on Ukraine's reform efforts

17:49 Jul. 20, 2016

European Commission chief comments on Ukraine's reform efforts

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EC, speaks at the joint press briefing with Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Johannes Hahn, Member of the EC in charge of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement (UNIAN photo)

Juncker says Europe is satisfied with speed and content of Ukraine's reforms

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker says he is satisfied with the reform efforts undertaken by the Ukrainian government, and encourages Kyiv to keep the reform process on track:

"We are satisfied with the speed and with the content of the reforms which are pushed forward by the Ukrainian government. More has to be done. But when it comes to reforms everywhere in Europe, the reform process has to be accelerated. The same applies to Ukraine. But we are so far satisfied with what was undertaken by Ukraine," Jucker said in Brussels at the joint press briefing with Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

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Meanwhile Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, commended Ukraine's achievements in stabilizing country's macroeconomic figures.

Visiting Kyiv last week Hahn said the final decision on visa-free travel for Ukrainians will be made in October this year.


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