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On 16 March 2016, representatives of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” participated in the Round table dedicated to discussion of relevant issues of implementation of judicial enforcement reform in Ukraine. The event was organized by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and the Competition Law Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA).

The Round table brought together top officials of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Among the participants were the judges of the Kyiv District Court, experts of the Commercial Law Center, Independent Association of Banks of Ukraine, as well as representatives of the international donor organizations involved in judicial enforcement system reform.

“The work on this reform is an example of cooperation among the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Presidential Administration of Ukraine and expert community, when efforts have been made to launch real structural reform in an open and professional manner without anything close to populism or demagogy,” – stressed MP Ruslan Sidorovych, Member the Committee on the Legal Policy and Justice of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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Kostyantyn Krasovsky, Chief of the Head Department for Legal Policy of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, noted that judicial enforcement reform was one of the integral parts of overall reform of the judiciary.

 Serhiy Shklyar, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine, mentioned that the ministry in cooperation with international experts had already been preparing for practical implementation of the reform to launch it immediately after final approval by the Verkhovna Rada.

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Dovydas Vitkauskas, Expert of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”, spoke about assistance of the European Union to implementation of the reform. In particular, the Project’s experts assist with design of the tests for candidates who will apply for new positions of private enforcement agents.

On 08 October 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the enforcement package draft laws in the first reading. To date, the draft laws are approved by the relevant parliamentary committee for the second reading and should be included in the agenda of one of the upcoming sessions.

The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” is taking an active part in the process of judicial enforcement system reform. Specifically, the Project’s experts support Ukrainian counterparts with establishing the new institute of private enforcement agents.

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