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

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International experts to watch over contest to Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine

In August 2018, the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine announced a competition for the position of judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court. 12 reputable international experts will monitor its course. Together with the High Qualifications Commission, they will check the integrity and professionalism of the candidates and consider eligibility of each candidate for the competition criteria. Read about this in an interview with Head of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine Eka Tkeshelashvili. Read more

Damir Site, Pravo-Justice EC Project Expert: Your legal procedure has inherent loopholes for avoiding enforcement of judgments

Judgment is worth nothing if it is not enforced. Therefore, the reform in the judgment enforcement system is no less important than all innovations related to ensuring an access to high-quality justice. Due to the increasing motivation of public enforcement officers and launching institute of private enforcement officers, the situation has changed significantly over the past year. Read more

Will Verkhovna Rada become modern European-style parliament?

Since 2014, MPs have registered around 6,000 bills, 90% of which have not been passed into laws. “Legislative spam”, populism and corruption have led to the lowest level of trust in parliament among citizens of other European countries – only 5%. What has been done to rectify the situation and what else needs to be done by lawmakers and the parliamentary administration. To read an interview with Jonathan Murphy, Project Manager, EU-UNDP Rada za Evropu.  Read more

EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine opens “Corruption Park”

In addition to the financial and advisory support of anti-corruption agencies – NABU, NACP, SAPO and ARMA – the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine has opened the “Corruption Park” – the first interactive museum of corruption for Kyiv residents and guests. A 100-meter golden loaf, a rare car, a statuette worth EUR 30,000 seized from corrupt officials, NABU’s secret laboratory – you can see all this in the Kyiv Botanical Garden. Read more