Viktor YANUKOVYCH, Ukrainian President, visits Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council: arrivals, roundtable and extracts from the joint press statements

Type: News   Reference: 72310   Duration: 00:03:04  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council/Justus Lipsius
End production: 13/09/2010   First transmission: 13/09/2010
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, receives Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych in order to seek ways to trengthen relations between the European Union and Kiev in view of the Ukraine-EU summit, which is scheduled for November this year. In relation with the introduction of a visa-free regime, President Yanukovych said that the works on the action plan have already started and that the process should be completed by the time of the next EU-Ukraine summit. On the negotiation of an Association Agreement, President Van Rompuy explained that it will include the most developed Free Trade Agreement the EU has ever concluded, not only because it will provide market access, but because it's also a fundamentally important tool for modernisation and approximation of Ukrainian laws and standards to the ones applicable in the European Union.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, receives Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych (4 shots) 00:00:31
00:00:36 Meeting between Herman Van Rompuy and Viktor Yanukovych (10 shots) 00:00:42
00:01:18 Arrival to the press conference room 00:00:11
00:01:29 SOUNDBITE (Ukranian) Viktor Yanukovych: We would like to have a free trade area agreement that would suggest the gradual integration of the Ukrainian economy into the European Union. And we have agreed that the road should be one of compromises and mutual concessions. 00:00:15
00:01:44 Cutaway 00:00:02
00:01:46 SOUNDBITE (Ukranian) Viktor Yanukovych: We have already started working on the visa free travel action plan which I hope will be completed by the time of the next EU-Ukraine summit in November this year. And we have a join vision of the process. 00:00:10
00:01:56 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van Rompuy: With Ukraine moving forward in her reform process, the EU stands by her side, to support and assist with both advice and financial resources. 00:00:12
00:02:08 Cutaway 00:00:03
00:02:11 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van Rompuy on the Association Agreement: It will include the most developed Free Trade Agreement the EU has ever concluded. Not only will it provide market access, but is also a fundamentally important tool for modernisation and approximation of Ukrainian laws and standards to the ones applicable in the European Union. 00:00:20
00:02:31 Cutaway 00:00:02
00:02:33 SOUNDBITE (English) Herman Van Rompuy on local elections: I commended President Yanukovych for having sent the new election law for amendments to the parliament, and stressed the importance of the legal framework providing a level playing field for all political forces and candidates. 00:00:15
00:02:48 Cutaway 00:00:16
00:03:04 End 00:00:00
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