The 6th Forum Ukraine-Europe has started in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on 12th May 2013. This Forum is dedicated to the perspectives of the integration of Ukraine and European Union.
According to the statement of the Forum published on the main web-site of the event the key-issues of the Form are the perspectives of Ukrainian integration in EU and also the main problems of the political relations between Ukraine and the countries of Euro Zone.
There are also the questions of the economical cooperation between EU, Ukraine and Russia and the direction of the structure reforms imposed by Ukrainian government among the key issues to be discussed during the Forum.
It is also expected that the issues of the future signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU and the development of the democracy and also the investment perspectives of Ukraine will be negotiated.
There are more than 300 representatives of Ukraine, EU and Russia participating in the Forum.
The event is planned to be held during two days in Budapest and was organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and the Institute of the Eastern European Studies of Warsaw University.
It is also worth mentioning that Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, has declared before that there are still a lot of things to do for Ukraine before the signing of the Association Agreement would be possible.
Meanwhile Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich has appointed on 13 May Konstantin Eliseev as the new Head of the Representative Department of Ukraine in EU. Mr. Eliseev is also his advisor in the issues of the European integration of Ukraine.
According to the Mr. Eliseev’s statement the final decision regarding EU integration of Ukraine and the signing of the Agreement Association could be taken already in October 2013. In addition to that he stated that Ukraine made good achievements fulfilling the conditions of EU for the integration process.
In addition to that Council of European Union approved on 13 May the new simplified visa regime for Ukrainian citizens, according to the statement of Mr. Eliseev.