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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
News article8 November 2018Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Commissioner Hahn in Kyiv on 8 - 9 November to discuss reform progress and reiterate firm EU support to the civil society

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is in Kyiv, today and tomorrow, to take stock of reforms in Ukraine with key actors. He will also hand over the annual implementation report on the EU-Ukraine...

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Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is in Kyiv, today and tomorrow, to take stock of reforms in Ukraine with key actors. He will also hand over the annual implementation report on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The Commissioner will meet with key political authorities of the country including President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. He will also meet with representatives of civil society organisations just few days after the sad news of the passing of Kateryna Handziuk. Commissioner Hahn will reiterate that attacks against civil society activists are unacceptable and that the perpetrators of this crime and other attacks must be brought to justice.

The Commissioner will pay tribute to the 'Heavenly Hundred Heroes Memorial'.

Underlining the importance of independent media for the democratic development of the country, Commissioner Hahn will also visit the Ukrainian public broadcaster (UA:PBC), where he will discuss with senior management and the supervisory board the impact of its underfunding.

Commissioner Hahn will meet with the senior management of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to discuss the state of play in the fight against corruption.

Finally, Commissioner Hahn will sign a new EU-funded programme in support of eastern Ukraine which will be implemented by UNDP and other partners.

More information on EU-Ukraine relations is available on our dedicated factsheet.

Photos and videos of the visit will be available on EbS.

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