Cargo delay. Transit potential and cooperation with the EU

Liubov Akulenko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Centre for European Policy, analysed how non-adaptation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU directives in the transport sector will affect the transit potential of the country in the article for BlogActiv.

An increase of Ukrainian export to the EU cannot be achieved without the development of transport infrastructure. Therefore, the Association Agreement aims to bring Ukrainian legislation closer to the requirements of the European Union, in particular in the transport sector. The latter is one of those areas where Ukraine does not demonstrate any progress in adapting its legislation to the European one. There are many reasons – from unwillingness of the groups of interest to move to high-security standards in the transport industry to a variety of bureaucratic obstacles.

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