Contents tagged with reforms

  • US urges Ukraine to speed up reforms

    According to a joint statement made by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the pace of reforms in Ukraine needs to be sped up to ensure a smooth handover of affairs to the future US presidential administration.

    This statement was made after the talks between Ukrainian and US authorities on trade cooperation. The American presidential delegation was headed by Pritzker.

    “Both sides agreed on the importance of accelerating the momentum …

  • Biden: Kyiv shouldn't give the EU a reason to lift sanctions on Russia

    The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, called on Ukraine to speed up the reform process, warning that some European countries are waiting for a reason to remove the sanctions against Russia.

    “We know that there are at least five countries that will refuse to participate in the continued extension of sanctions against Russia, should Ukraine give the European Union a reason to do so,” Biden said in his speech before the Foreign Affairs Council in New York on the 21st of September. …

  • Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved strategy to reform public administration

    The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved a strategy for the reform of public administration for 2016-2020, including the plan for its implementation.

    "I propose to support this strategy and start the process of reforming public administration," Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    According to her, the strategy provides for both short and long-term objectives. The latter include, for example, the reform …

  • US to provide Ukraine with $220 million to carry out reforms

    The total amount of US assistance for Ukraine is estimated at $1.3 billion since 2014

    After a meeting between Ukrainian Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House press service reported that the U.S. intends to allocate $220 million of new aid for Ukraine to carry out economic, political and energy reforms.

    "This aid package will continue to support Ukraine's efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and the rule of law, the foundations for …

  • The Council of Europe calls on Ukraine to successfully complete judicial reform

    The Council of Europe has sided with Ukraine and its people and supports steps to establish a fully independent, effective and professional judicial system, according to a statement by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland.

    "As far as we have reached the mid-point of the implementation of the action plan of the Council of Europe for Ukraine, I take this opportunity to welcome the progress made by Ukraine towards reforming the judiciary in order to guarantee its …

  • Nuland optimistic about Ukraine’s reforms

    US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said that she was encouraged by Kiev’s commitment to carrying out reforms, Reuters reported.

    "Overall, I go home encouraged by the commitment of all the political forces ‎to continuing and accelerating reform, economic reform, anti-corruption reform, in particular judicial reform," she said at the end of her visit to Kiev.

    At the same time, Nuland stressed the need for Ukraine to strengthen its anti-corruption measures and to reform the country’ …

  • Stoltenberg calls for rapid reform of Ukrainian Armed Forces

    The Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, in a meeting with the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Stepan Poltorak, stressed the need to make decisions on reforms of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and their effective implementation, according to the published report of the March 8th meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.

    Jens Stoltenberg also assured him of NATO’s support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and noted that the Alliance will …

  • US State Department calls on Kiev to accelerate reforms and root out corruption

    The US State Department issued a press release on February 20th, the second anniversary of the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine, and called for Kiev to accelerate reforms and follow the framework set forth by the IMF.

    “The United States calls on Ukraine’s leaders to honor the memory of the Maidan by working together, accelerating reform, and respecting the will of the Ukrainian people who want progress. That means fulfilling the conditions of Ukraine’s IMF program, rooting out corruption, and …

  • Verkhovna Rada passes law disallowing Russian entities to take part in privatization

    Last year's plan to privatize state-owned enterprises will begin this year.

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law needed to start the privatization. However, it stipulated that Russian companies are not allowed to participate in privatization in Ukraine. 252 deputies voted for the amendments of Ukrainian laws concerning the clarification of provisions of №2319a.

    According to a correspondent from, the amendment prohibits legal entities and associated individuals registered …

  • German Deputies Advise Poroshenko to Request the Resignation of the Ukranian Prosecutor General

    The Committee on EU Affairs of the German Bundestag is concerned over the process of reforms in Ukraine. The members of the delegation of the German Parliament stated this on the 2nd of February at a press conference in Kiev after a number of meetings with representatives of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian government and other non-governmental organizations.

    “We recognize the progress of Ukraine in the process of making reforms. Many laws were adopted but now they should be brought to life. …