Sunday, February 28, 2010

Foreign Minister of Sweden: reforms are more important for Ukraine than membership in EU

Kyiv Feb 23 2010 (UNIAN news agency) Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bild believes that Ukraine’s EU membership prospects are less important than reforms in Ukraine. He expressed this opinion in a talk with an own UNIAN correspondent in Brussels today. “Today reforms are more important”, he said answering a question about possibility of giving a EU membership prospect to Ukraine. Speaking about possibility of providing assistance to Ukraine, Carl Bild noted that first of all Ukraine should resume cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, which should promote to overcome crisis consequences in economics. Moreover, according to the words of the Minister, Ukraine and EU should accelerate negotiations concerning agreement on association, which provides forming of overall and deep free trade zone.