Ukrainian parliament to vote on "European integration laws" at upcoming session: speaker

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-04 00:33:32|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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KIEV, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Ukrainian parliament will vote on a series of laws over Ukraine's European integration during its upcoming session, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy said on Monday.

While speaking at the meeting with the leaders of parliamentary factions and committees, Parubiy said the parliament has to adopt more than 50 so-called "European integration laws," 21 of which have been already prepared.

"I believe that several bills on European integration should be considered every plenary week," Parubiy was quoted as saying by the parliament's press service.

The upcoming session is the 9th session of the parliament due to start this week and last till Jan. 18, 2019.

In September last year, the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union (EU), which includes a free trade deal and a broad range of legislation and regulation topics, came into the full force.

Last month, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country is willing to deepen its cooperation with the EU under the Association Agreement in such areas as digital economy, energy union, customs cooperation, justice and internal affairs.

The Ukrainian parliament will resume its work on Tuesday after a two-month break.