Commissioner Vera Jourová, who is in charge of justice, consumers and gender equality, will visit Kyiv on 24-25 September. The aim of the visit is to support the on-going judicial reform process and the fight against corruption, as mentioned by President Juncker in the State of the Union Speech.
It is the first visit of a Justice Commissioner to Ukraine. Ahead of her visit, Commissioner Jourová stated: “Ukraine has launched important reforms in the judicial area over the last months. Now they have to be trans lated into concrete actions on the ground. I look forward to meeting Ukrainian officials but also stakeholders involved in the implementation of the reforms to prepare future initiatives to further support Ukraine in improving fight against corruption and organised crime”.
During her trip, Commissioner Jourová will meet political leaders including President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and Minister of Justice Petrenko, different stakeholders of the justice system, such as representatives of the Prosecutor General Office, and representatives of the Verkhovna Rada.
Commissioner Jourová will also discuss the justice reform with experts of the EU funded project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, which assists Ukraine in development and implementation of a comprehensive justice sector reform strategy in line with the best EU practices.