EU countries disagree on relations with Ukraine

Other News Materials 22 January 2007 15:07 (UTC +04:00)

(ForUm) - Monday, January 22, Foreign Ministers of the EU countries plan to approve a warrant of the European Commission on new intensified agreement on EU-Ukraine cooperation.

The draft bill notes that the EU aims at creating new climate of economic relations with Ukraine, Korrespondent reports.

The matter concerns cancellation of duties for goods import and export, lifting a restriction on investment activity, propagation of EU standards as regards antimonopoly legislation and foodstuff, reports Trend.

The European Union also wants to implement in Ukraine European standards of industrial production and intellectual property right.

Great Britain, Hungary, Poland and Sweden demands Brussels to recognize officially European aspiration of Ukraine. Germany maintains neutrality.

At the same time, some other countries including France and Spain resist such initiative. These states note that relations with Kyiv must develop within neighbouring policy only, and they must be separated from the policy of expansion.