Despite the recent elections to the European Parliament, EU’s interest in partnership with Ukraine remains unchanged, said Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas on November 1 at TI Ukraine’s conference “Five Years of Corruption Counteraction: Values and Practices.”

Answering the moderator’s question about what Ukraine can expect, Mr. Maasikas said the following:

“My answer is very clear and very positive: Ukraine will remain at the forefront of E’s attention in the context of the change of administration in Brussels. Some of Ukraine’s good friends still work on their positions, including, for instance, Maroš Šefčovič and Valdis Dombrovskis.”

Mr. Maasikas assured the participants that the European Commission is committed to work even more with its neighbors. He also reminded that recently, candidate for the position of EU Representative on Foreign Policy and Security Policy Josep Borrell emphasized that EU had to set its priorities straight. Mr. Borrell believes that these priorities should be the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Middle East.

As a reminder, Transparency International Ukraine has organized a conference in honor of its five-year anniversary. At this event, speakers and participants are discussing lessons and challenges faced by Ukraine when it comes to fighting corruption.

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Transparency International Ukraine is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International with a comprehensive approach to development and implementation of changes for reduction of the corruption levels. 

TI Ukraine has administered and transferred to the government such electronic systems as ProZorro, ProZorro.Sale, eHealth, and E-Data. Our other ongoing projects include the City Transparency Ranking and building of the DOZORRO community for control over public procurement.

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