Today I had a meeting with Ukrainian civil society representatives who are advocating and monitoring reforms in the areas judiciary, anti-corruption and public administration reforms. The pleasantly surprised me with their level of expertise. Their challenges are similar to our own - how to make politicians and officials to implement reforms that will diminish their personal power or even can put them out of their jobs. How to protect well designed reform legislation from a “sabotage” through implementing acts (or, rather, non-implementing acts). How to depoliticize judiciary and empower investigators of the corruption at the highest levels of government. As the European institutions still have a lot of leverage to encourage a sustained modernization of Ukraine we will continue to work together with both government and civil society towards this goal.
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