"In the near future, we must draw up a joint road map, how the Parliament of Ukraine should move, what acts and standards of the EU it should implement, and which laws," said the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, expressing confidence that "by the end of the summer, Ukraine will have this road map."

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine held a meeting with the President of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation, Irene Kalin, as part of his working visit to Switzerland.

Sides discussed, in particular, the adoption of European integration acts, the introduction and implementation of reforms in wartime conditions, as well as inter-parliamentary interaction.

First of all, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine thanked the President of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation for her visit to Kyiv and his personal leadership in helping Ukraine.

“Also extremely valuable for us, in addition to the restoration of Ukraine, is the issue of cooperation between our parliaments in terms of adapting Ukrainian legislation to the European one," emphasized the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, stressing that the experience of the parliaments of the European Union is important for Ukraine.

 "We have something to talk about in the future because before that, we cooperated a lot with you in the field of direct democracy. I am grateful that thanks to the cooperation with the Parliament of Switzerland, we received excellent legislative acts on referendums in Ukraine," noted Ruslan Stefanchuk and added that "we have an excellent and productive path ahead of us, because everything that our governments are talking about now, we will then implement in our laws."

In addition, the Speaker of the Parliament expressed his belief that such a format of discussions is appropriate and correct because "everyone can take part in the formation of a great plan for the reconstruction of Ukraine."  "In essence, this is a plan to unify Europe. Therefore, I personally appreciate the opportunity that we received for our parliamentary delegation – to be here, to talk with you, your parliamentarians, and what future legislative acts we will be able to work together in this part."

????????In addition, Ruslan Stefanchuk reported that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is already undergoing a "serious restructuring of both the Parliament itself and its work, aimed at the most effective adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to EU standards."

 "We want to talk to all our friends: heads of parliaments, deputies about the difficulties they faced when they were doing such a great job. Especially with our colleagues who became members of the EU quite recently," said Ruslan Stefanchuk.

Also, the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine emphasized that Ukraine wants to implement exactly what is necessary: "Because these reforms are not done for the EU – they should be done for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people."

 "Of course, the final stage after we do this great work will be the expert assessment of our parliamentary friends that the work on the legislation is completed and Ukraine can become a full member of the EU," said Ruslan Stefanchuk.

 "There are reforms that are not only possible but must be implemented in wartime. Because wartime does not involve long discussions and controversies, you can simply take truths and implement them," emphasized the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, citing the example that a lot can be implemented "in terms of anti-corruption and judicial reforms in the fight against oligarchs."

He reported that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine successfully voted on the Istanbul Convention two weeks ago: "We are determined to highlight those reforms that need to be implemented urgently. The rest will be adopted in a more peaceful time."

"We are aware of the level of responsibility and the window of opportunity that opens before Ukraine, and we do not want to waste it," Ruslan Stefanchuk said.

For her part, the President of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of the Swiss Confederation, Irene Kalin, noted that "this is a fairly ambitious road map, and the main thing is that Ukraine implements and develops it in times of war: "It is very important that you have identified the reforms that can be made  very quickly during hostilities."

 "The Swiss people have opened the most valuable thing – the doors of their homes, and the doors of their hearts for the Ukrainian people," the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expressed his gratitude.

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