Country analysis

Ukraine 2015-16
Capital: Kyiv


  • Domestic and international stakeholders should work to ensure sustained progress in key areas of reform (judiciary, anti-corruption, public administration) and reforms in new fields (pensions, education, land market);
  • The EU needs to forge new ways and forms of leverage to influence Ukrainian reforms now that visa liberalisation has been achieved, in particular to ensure the establishment of an independent Anti-Corruption Court;
  • A new level of European integration should be secured through in-depth implementation of the Association Agreement and realisation of the full potential of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement;
  • The government needs to build on its successful implementation of reforms with continued diplomatic efforts to sustain international support for its territorial integrity, and to maintain EU and US sanctions against Russia over its aggression towards Ukraine.


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