EU Anti-Corruption Initiative helps Ukrainian cities to gain integrity

Five Ukrainian cities – Zhytomyr, Mariupol, Nikopol, Chervonohrad and Chernivtsi – are participating in the Integrity Cities project to tackle corruption in city councils, to provide transparent and better quality public services. Based on their experience, the project experts highlighted five effective anti-corruption tools that will be useful for other local authorities. Read more

EU project expert on judicial reform in Ukraine

Judicial reform continues in Ukraine. International expert Anna Adamska-Gallant of the EU project “Pravo-Justice” tells to what extent the judiciary has been reformed after the reboot, how to combat corruption in Ukrainian courts and make them comfortable for visitors and judges. Read more

EUAM ex-head on lack of reforms in SBU and need to depoliticize Prosecutor General’s Office

To hold the reform of the Security Service of Ukraine, which involves limiting its functions, demilitarization and depoliticization, Ukraine needs a new leadership that will start to introduce these changes. Similarly, the Prosecutor General’s Office should be headed by a prosecutor who does not represent any political force. How does the EU assess the progress of the reform of the law-enforcement system in Ukraine, and what further steps are needed, read in an interview with Kestutis Lancinskas, former head of the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine. Read more

Why farmland moratorium cancellation is inevitable

Today, there are few among politicians, economists and experts who would deny that the most important step for rural development and land reform is the opening of the agricultural land market and that this step is inevitable. Despite the approaching of election campaigns, there are reasons to hope that it will be this Parliament that goes down in history as the one that has adopted the law on the circulation of agricultural land, i.e. it has introduced about 40 million hectares to the full economic circulation, restored the constitutional rights of 6.9 million citizens being the owners of shares and restored economic growth in the countryside. Read more