European Commission states: Ukraine well on reform track.

Macroeco­nomic situation stabi­lized, reform agenda advanced, struc­tural reforms kicked-off, EU-Ukraine trade figures increased. Overall, the European Commission states that Ukraine is well on track to implement the association agenda – despite the annex­ation of Crimea and the armed conflict in Donbas.

Successful reforms are key to the effective and swift imple­men­tation of the AA/DCFTA. Motivated and knowled­geable expert capacities both for state adminis­tration and among civil society are  essential to ensure the reform speed and quality. With our Civic School for Sound EU Practice entering its specia­liz­ation phase in November, IEP is ready to further streng­t­hening civil society throughout the country.

IEP, as member of the EU-Ukraine Domestic Advisory Group on Trade and Sustainable Develo­pment chapter, is looking forward to our joint meeting with the Ukrainian side in 2018 and to good progress in the imple­men­tation ofDCFTA Chapter 13 “Trade and Sustainable Develo­pment”.