Priority No. 1: EU expects further reforms in Ukraine

Reforms in Ukraine have always been a priority for the European Union, which directs financial and technical support to the country and uses various incentives to encourage positive change. Unfortunately, over the past two years, Ukraine and its European partners have jointly been preoccupied with more acute, immediate issues, particularly those related to the war in the eastern part of Ukraine. Now, however, domestic reforms are once again the number one priority in EU-Ukraine bilateral relations. A statement issued by Federica Mogherini, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and a recent European Parliament (EP) resolution both clearly articulated this new direction. Read more