Ukraine Prime Minister Tymoshenko Conducts Working Visit to Brussels

    BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 28 /CNW/ -- During a working visit to Brussels,
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko presented key provisions of her
cabinet's program to EU officials.
    The key points included:

    -- The Tymoshenko Transparency Initiative (TTI), a new comprehensive
       initiative to improve Ukraine's investment climate by introducing
       European standards of business and government transparency;
    -- The launch of negotiations between Ukraine and the EU to advance
       towards a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement once Ukraine becomes a WTO
    -- The advancement of a visa liberalization dialogue with the EU and a
       future visa-free travel regime between Ukraine and the EU;
    -- The deepening cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the sphere of
       energy, including the diversification of energy supply, energy
       security, and upgrading Ukraine's transit capacity.
    While in Brussels, Prime Minister Tymoshenko was scheduled to meet with
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, EU Energy Commissioner
Andris Piebalgs and Nabucco gas pipeline project coordinator Jozias van
Aartsen, among other officials.  She also addressed the EU Parliament,
speaking before the Foreign Affairs Committee.
    See for the Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT) platform.

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