The European Parliament has urged the countries of “Eastern partnership” to deoligarchization. This is stated in the recommendations of the EU Council, European Commission and high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and security policy for the development of the program “Eastern partnership”, which was adopted on 19 June. The text of the document published on the Parliament website.
The European Parliament believes that partner countries need to reaffirm the commitment to “undertake comprehensive reforms of the judiciary and public administration” in order to ensure the emergence of a “strong, independent and effective institutions at the Central and local levels, the historic event and the fight against corruption”.
The recommendations stated that “without the achievement of these goals [the “Eastern partnership”] will be virtually impossible to achieve sustainable [economic] growth.”
Eastern partnership – the EU-funded project that exists since 2009. Its goal is the development of integration ties with six former Soviet countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Three of these States – Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia – have urged Brussels to create an additional version of interactions for associated partners and announced its intention to the prospect of EU membership.
EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Josep Borrell called Ukraine a key partner of the EU among the countries of “Eastern partnership”.
In may, the EU Council endorsed the conclusions on the policy of “Eastern partnership” for the period after 2020. The Council considers that the Eastern partnership should become more ambitious and flexible framework for cooperation with partner countries.