An Ukrinform correspondent reports that, during the opening of the communication campaign “Together, We are Europe”, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna stated:
“We do not want the process of our joining the EU to be bureaucratic. Of course, as a state, we demonstrate our ability to go through all the necessary legal procedures related to membership as much as possible, but we do not want politicians and EU leaders to drag this process into bureaucracy. Taking into account those challenges Ukraine is facing, and the fact that the commitment of the Ukrainian people and Ukraine to the principles of democracy is evident, as well as the fact that we have fulfilled almost 70% of all obligations under the Association Agreement – all this gives us an opportunity to say that it is not necessary to evaluate us from scratch, but it is necessary to take political decisions. And we want to get such political clarity by the end of the year”.