On Monday evening, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz will welcome the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko to Brussels. The High Representative/Vice-President, Federica Mogherini as well as a number of Commissioners will also participate in the meeting, which will take place in the Justus Lipsus. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss matters of importance to both the EU and Ukraine, including the positive steps made by Ukraine to implement reforms, including in the area of the judiciary and the visa liberalisation process. The leaders are also expected to discuss the state of play in the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
In the margins of the leaders' meeting, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin will sign an agreement associating Ukraine to the Euratom Research and Training Programme, strengthening our cooperation in science and research. More information on the agreement is available here.
Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vĕra Jourová will witness the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between Eurojust and Ukraine by Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust and Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General of Ukraine. This agreement will strengthen judicial cooperation to better fight crime, including organised crime and terrorism. For more information on EU-Ukraine relations, see the factsheet.
- Publication date
- 28 June 2016
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations