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The EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reforms in Ukraine” presented the Report “On support to Ministry of Justice in Registers Reform”. The report was presented by the Project experts Dovydas Vitkauskas, Kestutis Sabaliauskas, Kristina Grineviciute and Denys Pashchenko during the meeting with Pavlo Moroz and Sergiy Petukhov, the Deputy Ministers of Justice, on 13 April.

The presentation focused on strategic steps for the reform of the Ukrainian registers system, which is at the heart of the efforts to improve the ability of Ukrainian and foreign individuals and companies to open businesses and purchase property. It was agreed to further monitor the current efforts of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to outsource some of the registration functions to local authorities and notaries, in order to strike a better balance between the decentralisation processes on the one hand, and the need to improve the cost and quality of services to the public on the other hand.

The experts presented a vision of the registers system to be adopted by Ukraine based on comparative practice from Lithuania, which is currently ranked as no. 2 in matters of property registration in the World, according to the World Bank Doing Business Survey 2016.

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