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Azarov: Ukraine strives for better conditions of Association Agreement implementation

Azarov: Ukraine strives for better conditions of Association Agreement implementation


Ukraine continues preparation for signing of the Association Agreement and introduction of free trade area with the EU, seeking for better conditions of the implementation of it, Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov stated at a meeting with representatives of agrarian business on Thursday, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

"For instance, the conditions of implementation of the agreement for our agrarians introduce a quota for sugar. In Hungary, for instance, it has led to complete disappearance of sugar plants. Do you want us to do the same? We will not do this Until we have modernized all our oil extraction enterprises, we wont abolish the duty on sunflower seeds. Lets negotiate. We arent going to change the agreement, but the conditions of implementation of it, meaning transition provisions, lets write aiming to make them favourable for us," he said.

Azarov added in the course of talks with the EU the government had known about the risks, though Ukraines economy had been on the upgrade then, there hadnt been any artificially created trade problems with Russia.

"But when these restrictions were introduced against us, plus the global recession, we started feeling that we were on the edge. Lets negotiate. Firstly, we need a loan approximately Eur 20 billion and on normal conditions. I dont even want to hear that we should deprive the agrarian sector of that small state assistance that we provide, as subsidies in the European states, in particular of our nearest neighbors Poles, are much higher than in Ukraine," the Premier stressed.

At this, he set an example: subsidies for cattle breeding in Germany make up Eur 3 thousand annually, Poland Eur 2.5 thousand, France over Eur 1 thousand.
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