Klitschko: Europe is concerned about insufficient efforts in tackling corruption in Ukraine

30.03.2017 13:35

European politicians are concerned about corruption in Ukraine and insufficient efforts in tackling it, the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko said after the meetings at the Congress of the European People’s Party which is taking place in Malta.

«All the politicians I have met and talked to pointed out the corruption (along with the aggression against Ukraine) remains the biggest problem which hampers development of Ukraine,» Klitschko noted. «Europe is ready to continue support and help us, but they are concerned about insufficient efforts in fighting corruption. That results in weak effect from the changes and reforms Ukraine is trying to implement. European politicians also negatively assess about the changes in e-declaring legislation,» Klitschko emphasized.

Vitaliy Klitschko took part in the first plenary session and held bilateral meetings with the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Vice-President of the EPP Johannes Hahn, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, EPP President Joseph Daul, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the European Parliament David McAllister, MEP Elmar Brok, and others.

This year, over 2 000 participants from 40 European countries attend the congress. The key issue to be discussed is the future of Europe while uncontrolled migration, terrorist attacks, wars in the Middle East, an aggressive Russia, economic and social consequences arising from globalization.

79 political parties from 41 European countries are members and partners of the European People’s Party, which has the largest faction in the European Parliament.

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