Andrej Plenković: Association is the preparation for EU membership

Andrej Plenković, a Croatian Member of the European Parliament, is the Head of the European Parliament’s delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. This new body has been established under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and provides a forum for communication between the European Parliament (EP) and the Verkhovna Rada.

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Expert: EU Suggests a State Building Formula for Ukraine

For the first time Ukraine commemorated the International Anti-corruption day on December 9 with a number of important achievements: the parliament approved an anti-corruption package of laws and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau is to be created next soon. The EU was one lobbying these changes providing substantial financial support for reforms implementation. In her interview Tatiana Kovtun, sector manager of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, is sharing views on how the EU is evaluating these steps. Read more

EU funds a manual on public procurement rules

The Ukrainian public procurement sector requires immediate and substantial reforms. A significant amount of Ukrainian taxpayers’ money has been wasted on non-transparent and unjust public procurement tenders. Changes inspired by EU standards can introduce more transparency in the sector and can radically reduce the impact of conflicts of interest, privileged players, and overpricing in tender procedures. Read more