Contents tagged with Reforms in Ukraine

  • World Bank calls Ukrainian reforms effective

    Representatives of the World Bank have remarked on the high effectiveness of the reforms carried out in Ukraine’s financial sector, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) reported on Facebook.

    “Last week as part of a tour of Eastern Europe, 10 executive directors of the World Bank came to Ukraine. As part of their visit, they had a series of meetings with domestic officials to discuss future collaboration. The World Bank representatives remarked on the high effectiveness of the reforms which have …

  • French Ambassador: there is a risk that reforms will be negated in Ukraine

    At a joint interview with German Ambassador to Ukraine Ernst Reichel with Interfax-Ukraine , the Ambassador of France to Ukraine, Isabelle Dumont said that she believes that Ukraine has not yet reached the point of no return and that reforms in the state should continue.

    "Basically, the question is something we all have been asking ourselves for the past years: Have we reached the point of no return [in the reform process]? I think, fortunately, not yet," Dumont said.

    She also noted that …

  • European Parliament delegation to visit Ukraine to assess the progress of reforms

    The delegation of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs will visit Ukraine to assess the progress of reforms and the use of EU financial assistance, the press office of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine reported.

    Parliamentarians will also discuss the implementation of the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the light of the report of the European Parliament, which will be made public soon.

    The delegates will also meet with Verkhovna Rada deputies, …

  • Mogherini: The EU expects big reforms from Ukraine

    The EU recognizes the implementation of a number of reforms in Ukraine, but expects more determination in the continuation of the work, especially in the area of the fight against corruption, as stated on Monday, March 19th, by Federica Mogherini at a press conference following the meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs, where the Ukrainian issue was discussed, UNIAN reports.

    "We discussed our support for the reform process in Ukraine, and we recognize that several reforms were adopted, …

  • Former US Ambassadors point out critical reforms for Ukraine

    The American Friends of Ukraine Network comprised of former ambassadors and experts from the United States voiced the critical reforms that must be implemented in Ukraine, Yevropeyska Pravda reports citing a statement by the Friends of Ukraine Network initiative, published on the website of the non-state US-Ukraine Foundation.

    The statement was signed by former US Ambassadors to Ukraine William Miller, Steven Pifer, Roman Popadiuk, William Taylor, and experts from various organizations.

    "We ( …

  • IMF: Ukraine has proven itself capable of implementing reforms

    The International Monetary Fund believes that Ukraine is able to implement the necessary reforms that would stimulate economic growth. This was said by the Resident Representative of the IMF in Ukraine, Goesta Ljungman, during the Ukrainian financial forum in Odessa, Ukrinform reports.

    "What amazes me since I came to Ukraine is how much has been achieved over the past three years. In the historical context, it's a lot. I can say that we see, so to speak, the "appetite" for reforms. The last …

  • Head of European Bank of Reconstruction and Development: Corruption prevents bringing Ukrainian economy out of the darkness into light

    Ukraine needs to strengthen its fight against corruption and continue reforms, the President of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Suma Chakrabarti, believes.

    "European studies indicate the progress made in Ukraine. According to the American Chamber of Commerce, there are more investments and invertors now in Ukraine than ever, but we must admit: this is still not enough. The country has to do much more to strengthen the rule of law and respect of ownership, as well as …

  • 60% of employees of Ukraine's tax service will be laid off

    The Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danylyuk said that 60-70% of the employees of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine will be laid off. He made this statement during his speech on Friday at the Kennan Institute in Washington. In his opinion, this is an example set by his agency for the whole country, which "needs the renewal of the entire apparatus of the state civil service."

    "One example is the State Fiscal Service,'' Danylyuk said. ''There, I believe 60-70% of people will have to …