2,700 legal reforms still needed to fulfill EU membership criteria, Ukrainian PM says
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The Cabinet of Ministers estimated that for membership in the European Union, Ukraine must implement more than 2,700 acts of EU law, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at the meeting of the Congress of local and regional authorities on Friday.

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Kyiv has analyzed about 28,000 acts of EU law for compliance with the legislation. More than 23,000, according to a preliminary estimate, do not need implementation during the negotiation process, 1,625 legal acts have already been implemented.

"2,739 acts are subject to further implementation. This is our scope of work for the coming years, which we have to do," the prime minister said.

At the beginning of 2022, Ukraine submitted an application for joining the European Union, and at the end of 2022 it received the status of a candidate.

On Thursday, the leaders of the member states of the European Union made a political decision to start accession negotiations with Ukraine.