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On 26-29 September, a Team of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” was in Brussels to share experience and views on the rule of law reforms in Ukraine, in conjunction with a working visit in Belgium by Ukrainian Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko.

Dovydas Vitkauskas, Coordinator of the Project, and Eka Tkeshelashvili, Expert on Strategic Planning, participated in meetings with various opinion makers to discuss specific achievements in the path of Ukraine towards more accountable and service-oriented justice sector, while also stepping up the country’s anti-corruption efforts.


Dovydas Vitkauskas and Eka Tkeshelashvili at the European Parliament

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (MOJ) is one of recipients of the EU assistance rendered by the Project. Specific areas of support to MOJ include the setting up new professions of private enforcement agents and probation, reform of the registers, and strengthening the MOJ capacities for strategic planning.


Pavlo Petrenko, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine, along with the EU Project experts interviewed by the editorial team of “Politico Europe”

“We have established very deep relations with the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine”. It is an excellent example of teamwork between Ukrainian and EU counterparts through our direct communication and dialogue. The Project’s support is very important to us as we are committed to implementation of the reforms envisaged by Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020. We expect that our cooperation with the European Union will stay on the same course, – said Pavlo Petrenko, the Minister of Justice of Ukraine.