EU Report: Support for reforms in Ukraine ineffective in fighting grand corruption

On 25 September, the Brussel Times reported that grand corruption and state capture are still widespread in Ukraine despite EU action, according to a special audit report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).  It is said that despite varied support the EU has offered to Ukraine, oligarchs and vested interests continue to undermine the rule of law in Ukraine and to threaten the country’s development.  It is also said that, as regards petty corruption, it is important to solve it too but considering the amounts at stake, the focus has to be on grand corruption.  Ukraine has taken some important steps since 2014 to raise levels of transparency and reduce the space for corrupt practices.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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