Zelenskyy, von der Leyen agree to assess Ukrainian legislation for EU standards

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ursula von der Leyen in Davos on January 16
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ursula von der Leyen in Davos on January 16

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss “screening” of Ukrainian laws for alignment with EU legislative standards, the President's Office said in a message on its website on Jan. 16.

The message detailed that Zelenskyy and von der Leyen determined "key priorities of the EU-Ukraine agenda for the near future," as Kyiv and Brussels prepare to open EU accession talks in the coming months.

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Zelenskyy also stressed the importance of providing Ukraine with EUR 50 billion ($55 billion) of assistance from the EU. Previously vetoed by Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, the aid funding program will be discussed again at a European Council summit on Feb. 1.

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“Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed hope for a consensus on this issue,” the message said.

On Dec. 17, 2023, Zelenskyy said that Ukraine, along with the European Commission, would soon begin the process of assessing Ukrainian legislation's compatibility with EU law.

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