The Assembly welcomes Ukraine’s ‘ambitious’ reform programme

PACE has welcomed Ukraine’s ambitious reform programme, stressing that “much progress has been achieved” in changing the legal framework needed for the reforms – but warned that progress on combating corruption was still “too slow”.

Debating the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine, based on a monitoring report by Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE) and Axel Fischer (Germany, EPP/CD), the Assembly warmly welcomed, in particular, the priority being given to constitutional reform.

However, the parliamentarians also expressed concern at a “hardening political discourse” and polarisation and tensions in the media environment. They also called for changes to the election law, as well as the continuation of an “inclusive policy” towards minority languages.