EU asks for stability and reforms in Ukraine

( dpa ) - Ukraine should achieve political stability and approve economic reforms in order to move closer to the European Union, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Monday after a meeting in Brussels with Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko.

" Ukraine is getting closer and closer to the European Union," Barroso said, adding that "political stability based on democracy and the rule of law" was essential to "allow Ukraine to pick up the pace of political and economic reform."

The EU executive chief welcomed the formation of a new government under Tymoshenko, saying the 27-member bloc was ready to support the reform process in Ukraine.

"We are confident that political stability can become a reality in the Ukraine," Barroso said.

Tymoshenko was on her first visit to Brussels since her government and the EU came to an agreement that paves the way for Ukraine to join the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Barroso said Ukraine's WTO membership, expected in the coming days, would allow the two sides to sign a free trade area agreement and bring Ukraine and the EU closer together through a New Enhanced Agreement (NEA). Tymoshenko said she expected NEA negotiations with the EU to be completed by "the end of the current year."

The premier also thanked Barroso for his support, saying her country now enjoyed "a sense of unity" as far as European integration was concerned.

"Indeed, the time has come for our relationship to take on an entirely new nature," Tymoshenko said.

While in Brussels, Tymoshenko planned to discuss the free trade agreement with EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson and discuss energy-related issues with energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

Georgia decreases export of wine from fresh grapes to Russia
Georgia decreases export of wine from fresh grapes to Russia
Georgian Berry Company expands production
Georgian Berry Company expands production
Korean citizen with flu symptoms to be tested for coronavirus in Tbilisi hospital
Korean citizen with flu symptoms to be tested for coronavirus in Tbilisi hospital
Loading Bars
Latest
Erdogan holds meeting with Libyan GNA’s Sarraj in Istanbul
Merkel, Macron tell Putin they are ready to facilitate northwestern Syria de-Escalation efforts
Three dead after small plane crashes in Coleman County, Texas
Bloomberg campaign spends over $220 million in January
Minister: Slovenia, Azerbaijan should unleash untapped opportunities in services, investments
Minister: Slovenia sees Southern Gas Corridor as part of strenghtening EU's supply security
President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Rome (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev met with President of Italian Chamber of Deputies (PHOTO)
President Ilham Aliyev had working dinner with heads of Italian largest companies (PHOTO)
Minister: Slovenian Railways interested in cooperation with Azerbaijani Railways
Man arrested after non-fatal stabbing inside London mosque
Azerbaijan’s Pasha Life Insurance Company reps take part in Partners and Business exhibition in Baku
Air cargo transportation to and from Azerbaijan increases
Azerbaijani president meets with president of Italian Senate (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan sends humanitarian aid to Australia to battle forest fires (PHOTO)
Iranians helping China battle Coronavirus spread with humanitarian aid
Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva views Quirinale Palace in Rome (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan’s TOP 5 trade partners in January
Changes occur in management of Azerbaijani Industrial Insurance Company
Azerbaijan’s foreign trade balance surplus grows
Turkmenistan, Russian company ink IT agreement
Azerbaijan’s maritime cargo transportation increases
Switzerland praises Azerbaijan's structural and economic reforms
Azerbaijan, Italy exchange documents (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani president meets with president of Council of Ministers of Italy (PHOTO)
Founder of jewelry company in Azerbaijan talks sale of gold and silver jewelry sets
Azerbaijan launches new service within compulsory medical insurance
Iran's dam construction, water sectors grow
Uzbekistan working on long-term strategy for gas transport infrastructure
Azerbaijan to create information platform on its tourism potential
Azerbaijan's export volumes up in January 2020
Georgia decreases export of wine from fresh grapes to Russia
Number of foreign tourists up in Iran's Ardabil province
Kazakhstan approves its bitumen production plans for 2020
ADB to support Kazakhstan’s agriculture infrastructure development
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency talks success of Azerbaijan’s economic policy
Georgian Berry Company expands production
Turkmenistan's ambassador presents credentials to Germany's federal president
Balance of bank loans in Iran revealed
Iran to pay compensation to flood hit farmers
Korean citizen with flu symptoms to be tested for coronavirus in Tbilisi hospital
Volume of rail freight transportation increases in Azerbaijan
New trade representative of Russia in Azerbaijan appointed
Morgan Stanley to buy E*Trade Financial in $13 billion deal
BP interested to participate in renewable energy production in Georgia
National Iranian South Oilfields Company to buy PDC core head via tender
Iran’s Pars Oil Company to domestically produce motor oil
Kazakhstan’s oil producing company to buy radio stations via tender
Restructurization of Kazakhstan's Tengri Bank halted
Azerbaijan significantly increases export of oil
Azerbaijan’s CEC annuls results of voting at one more polling station
National Iranian South Oilfields Company to buy gas turbine spare parts via tender
Turkish businessmen to enter Uzbekistan's market
SOCAR, Snam to study development of renewable gases, use of sustainable energy
Azerbaijani, Italian presidents made press statements (PHOTO)
US notifies citizens on situation regarding new coronavirus in Turkmenistan
National Iranian South Oilfields Company to buy air compressor spare parts via tender
Value of road freight transportation increases in Azerbaijan
Kazakh KAZ Minerals studying one of largest undeveloped copper fields
Iran prepares sponsorship plan for retired civil servants
Azerbaijan’s State Security Service conducts special operation in Netchala district
UK is more free to trade and develop partnerships with Azerbaijan, says PM’s Trade Envoy
Luxembourg PM: Britain must stick to fair competition commitments
EU privacy body warns of privacy risks in Google
Azerbaijani agricultural products would be popular in UK: Baroness Nicholson
Baroness Nicholson: UK ready to help maximize Azerbaijan’s solar, wind and hydro generation potential
Iran's West Oil & Gas Production Company discloses oil production volumes
Azerbaijan reveals wine export revenues
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Italian President Sergio Mattarella hold expanded meeting (PHOTO)
Kazakh freight transportation operator opens tender for equipment modernization
Azerbaijani, Italian presidents hold one-on-one meeting
Oil products to be put up for sale at Iran Energy Exchange
Israel's Wix.com sees 2020 revenue reaching almost $1 billion
WHO says in touch with South Korea on 'cluster of COVID-19 cases'
Azerbaijan exports hazelnuts to Lebanon for first time
National Bank of Georgia joins network of central banks
Chinese CNPC opens tender for selling of lump sulfur in Turkmenistan
Turkish Grand National Assembly: Azerbaijan, Turkey want peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict
ARETI taking part in development of Turkmen shelf of Caspian Sea
Volume of cargo transportation in Azerbaijan increases
Azerbaijani company talks on plans to cover Georgian, Kazakh IT market
Uzbekistan plans to introduce modern "smart water" system
Azerbaijan’s Ateshgah Life insurance company preparing new products
Azerbaijani Central Bank eases currency regime for entrepreneurs
Central Bank of Iran: Denomination to be implemented within 2 years
Kazakhstan’s KAZ Minerals talks copper, precious metals output in 2020
Three test positive for coronavirus in Iran - health ministry
Belarus to help Georgia in creating dairy farms
Uzbekistan plans to purchase helicopters from Russia's Tatarstan
Kazakhstan officially prohibits personal protective equipment export amid coronavirus spread
Output of Iran’s South Zagros Oil & Gas Production Company revealed
Official welcome ceremony held for Azerbaijani president in Rome (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Edison sees decrease in sales revenues
Azerbaijan’s State Security Service conducting special operation in administrative building of Netchala District Executive Power
UK retail sales rebound in January after weak end to 2019
German state minister: Owner of car used to flee shooting was 43-year-old German
Austrian FM to visit Iran
National Iranian South Oil Company discloses oil production forecast
Uzbek-Korean JV announces tender to buy universal toner
Turkmenistan Airlines cancels flights to Russian cities
All news