MEPs: step up fight against corruption and dismantle oligarchies in Ukraine
Parliament will assess the state of play of the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine, in a debate on Tuesday and a vote on Thursday.
In the draft report tabled for plenary, MEPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee praise Ukraine for advancing in implementing its commitments under the Association Agreement with the European Union, particularly in the fields of agriculture, energy, banking, decentralisation, digital economy, environment and electoral procedures.
Further reforms are needed in order to avoid any backsliding, they say, singling out the judiciary as one of the least-trusted institutions in Ukraine. MEPs also criticise the Ukrainian authorities for attempting to exert political pressure on independent economic institutions and enforcement authorities, and express their disappointment that the country has not progressed in dismantling oligarchies.
The full report will be debated on Tuesday and the final vote results will be announced on Thursday.
Procedure: non-legislative resolution
Debate: Tuesday, 9 February
Vote: Wednesday 10 February, result, Thursday, 11 February