For Ukraine to continue its macro-financial stability, it is important to start accession negotiations with the European Union.
Currently, the country has conducted a self-screening exercise, which showed that another 5,000 legislative acts should be brought in line with the EU recommendations. This was announced by PM Denys Shmyhal at a meeting with journalists.
"This is the second-to-last step towards joining the EU," he said.
Ukraine expects to start membership negotiations with the EU by the end of the year. According to Deputy Prime Minister Stefanyshyna, the country may be ready to join in two years.
On 17 July, Ukraine's president held talks with European Council President Charles Michel on the start of EU membership negotiations. Earlier, the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Mecola, wished that the European Union would start serious negotiations on Ukraine's application for EU membership in mid-December 2023. And the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that Ukraine is rapidly moving towards EU membership.
As of June, the EU believes that Ukraine has fulfilled two of the seven requirements for the start of accession talks.