Vice President of Eurocommission Günter Verheugen admits that Yulia Tymoshenko has made a significant progress in the economics. Vice President of the European Commission said at a briefing in Brussels on the results of the meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, as the Cabinet's press service reports.

Günter Verheugen stressed that Ukraine is an exceedingly important partner for the European Union in terms of economic cooperation. “We are concerned in future development of our relations and I admit that Ms Tymoshenko has achieved significant progress from the point of view of Ukraine’s economy development,” he noted.

According to Günter Verheugen, European Union recognizes perspective structure reforms in Ukraine which correspond to European principles. Moreover, he informed that Ukraine appears a priority partner for EU in the issues of collaboration in trade area and development of small and middle businesses.

Vice President of European Commission also promised that the European Union will provide Ukraine with support in the course of signing a new agreement: “We will deepen our cooperation for the strengthening of European prospects in Ukraine.”

In turn, Yulia Tymoshenko said that during the meeting with Günter Verheugen they have considered all the elements of possible cooperation between Ukraine and EU.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko Ukraine and EU have agreed to embark on work with regard to joining Ukraine to the European Charter for small enterprises. She said they achieved understanding concerning the visit of Günter Verheugen to Ukraine to start this process.

Yulia Tymoshenko considers small enterprises in Ukraine would contribute to the development of middle class – base for the dynamic economic development of the country. “We feel the support on this way and I am convinced we will be able to build an effective cooperation in this direction,” said the Head of Ukrainian Government.


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