Ukraine's ex-economics minister drafting Ukraine-EU accord in Brussels

February 24, 2014 RBTH, Interfax
Ukraine's ex-economics minister Bohdan Danylyshyn said he is in Brussels drafting an association accord between Ukraine and the European Union.

Ukraine's ex-economics minister Bohdan Danylyshyn said he is in Brussels drafting an association accord between Ukraine and the European Union.

"I am in Brussels and we are preparing proposals connected with the Association Agreement and free trade zone. Jointly with world experts we have drafted a plan of economic reforms, titled Ukraine's European Prospect, to be presented soon," he told Interfax on Monday.

Danylyshyn added that he remains an advocate of quality political renewal and reforms, "not cosmetic repairs." "Again, I don't seek posts. I am an academician of the National Academy Sciences. I am a doctor of economics, a professor of the government of European universities and president of the Council of the European Institute of Economic and Political Research. I will return to Ukraine bringing along a free trade zone agreement. These talks started during my tenure as economics minister in 2008 and this is the most important thing for me," Danylyshyn said.

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