The office of the EU high representative for the common foreign and security policy Federica Mogherini responded to an open letter signed «Reanimation package of reforms» (RPR) and a number of public organizations on the eve of the meeting of the Association Council, in which he said about the concern about the progress of reforms in Ukraine.
The text of the document published on the website RPR.
«We are concerned about recent developments in Ukraine that may jeopardize the progress made in the fight against corruption, if not taken further measures to ensure full implementation and sustainability of reforms», – the document says.
The letter notes the «critical importance» for the EU independent, effective and sustainable anti-corruption institutional framework in Ukraine, including the National anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine and control system of electronic declarations. In the office, Mogherini stressed that the EU’s support of Ukraine is not unconditional.
«EU funds are always subject to careful monitoring and reporting, and are accompanied by a number of strict conditions which must be observed in the long – term progress,» the document says.
December 1, the Commission stated that the third tranche of the existing programme of macro-financial assistance in the amount €600 million until given to Ukraine.
The edition «Ukrainian truth» with reference to European officials wrote that Ukraine will be able to receive tranche only after the establishment of the anticorruption court.
On 30 November, the Prosecutor General’s office reported one of the employees of the NABU on suspicion of provocation of a bribe the Deputy head of the State migration service Dina Emahool. On 5 December on suspicion was announced to the two agents.
HCP argued that the actions of the agents of NABOO came «not only beyond the law but also ethics and morality.»
NABU said that the GPU and the SBU illegally intervened in a special operation aimed at identifying participants of an organized criminal group in the State migration service, and called such actions of law enforcement «sabotage».
After the incident, the Bureau ceased all operations under cover. The head of the NABOO Artem Sytnik said that the GPU is struggling for «survival of the corrupt system».
The European Union therefore urged the Ukrainian authorities to intensify «efforts to ensure the independence of, the operating capacity and effectiveness of anti-corruption institutions.»
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