Watermelons: the EU does not cancel the visa regime for Ukraine because of a "catastrophe" in the economy
The introduction of a visa-free regime between the EU And Ukraine is delayed due to "catastrophic" wealth of the Ukrainian economy, according to a former Deputy Prime Minister And former head of the NBU Sergey Arbuzov.
Kiev had hoped to receive a visa-free regime with the EU may summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga, However, the Commissioners of the European Union said that such a decision will not be made because Ukraine has not carried out all the necessary reforms. Now Kiev hopes to get visa-free regime in 2016 after the implementation of the EU requirements.
above the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the results of the summit Ukraine-the EU has said that Kiev is waiting for the announcement of the results of the assessment mission to the EU on visa liberalization with Ukraine.
"The reasons why Ukraine does not give a visa-free regime, not the country's failure to comply with any conditions. Kiev has long been does what he say in Brussels. The real reason, of course, in a catastrophic state in which is located the state. And most importantly its economy, " wrote Watermelons in a publication that is published.
review Arbuzov, Ukraine's economy was damaged mostly due to the rupture of trade relations with Russia, the military conflict in the Donbass And " blatant unprofessionalism of the new leadership of the government And the National Bank ".
Kiev hopes after large-scale reforms to apply for full membership in the European Union. The reform programme of President Poroshenko involves the filing of an application for membership by 2020. However, At this time from the EU have not had a clear signal, which would indicate that Europe recognizes Ukraine's such a right. Before European Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy And enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that in the next ten years, the EU enlargement is not expected.