Kiev should help to enter the Ukrainian market for small and medium enterprises of EU countries, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn. According to him, Ukraine needs to improve the customs system and do more to combat corruption.
BRUSSELS, 18 Jan – sislo. To ensure inflow into the economy of Ukraine of investments from the EU should intensify the fight against corruption, improve the customs system and to reorganize the system of tax collection, said Monday the Commissioner for enlargement and neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn.
“We need to fight corruption, improve the customs system and to reorganize the system of tax collection”, — he said on arrival at in the planned meeting of the foreign Ministers of 28 EU countries in Brussels.
Regarding the creation of a comprehensive free trade area EU-Ukraine, then, according to Hahn, the focus should be on entering the Ukrainian market of small and medium-sized enterprises of the EU countries, in addition to what it already presents.
According to Western media, on the initiative of Denmark nine member countries of the EU (UK, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Estonia) presented a paper on Ukraine for discussion at the meeting of foreign Ministers of countries-EU members.
It States that the government and Parliament of Ukraine need to urgently intensify efforts on reforms and the EU in response, it must respond to requests for help from the Ukraine.