Tusk has approved the appointment of Balcerowicz and Miklos by the co-chairs of the support group reforms

Туск одобрил назначение Бальцеровича и Миклоша сопредседателями группы поддержки реформ

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, approved the appointment of the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland (years 1997-2000) Leszek Balcerowicz and the former Minister of Finance of Slovakia Ivan Miklos, co-chairs of the Group of strategic advisers to support reforms. About this was discussed during a telephone conversation the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the press service of the head of state.

Poroshenko, in particular, noted that the new Pro-European coalition and the appointment of professional government reformers helped to give new momentum to the reform process in Ukraine. The head of state was informed about the Group of strategic advisers to support reforms, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland (years 1997-2000) Leszek Balcerowicz together with the ex-Minister of Finance of Slovakia Ivan Miklos. “The President of the European Council welcomed the relevant decisions, calling them a good choice, and noted the importance of continuing reforms in Ukraine”, – noted in press service.

Tusk stressed that the EC legislative proposal on the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens is a recognition of the results of internal transformations in Ukraine and an important step towards the European Union the European aspirations of the Ukrainian people.

He also welcomed the formation of a new government headed by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman.

In addition, the sides discussed the issue of liberation of the Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko. Tusk reiterated the EU’s position regarding the immediate release of Savchenko.

The President reported on the continuing deterioration of the situation in the Donbass due to provocations of Pro-Russian fighters, as well as strengthening human rights in the occupied Crimea. The President also stressed the need to maintain sanctions against Russia to fulfil its Minsk agreements.

Earlier it was reported that the Polish reformer Leszek Balcerowicz became the presidential representative in the Cabinet.