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PACE monitor to visit Ukraine

Eerik-Niiles Kross (Estonia, ALDE), co-rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Ukraine, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 19 to 21 March 2018.

During his visit, he intends to focus on recent political developments, the state of the reform programme, and relations between the ruling majority and opposition ahead of forthcoming elections. He will also look at changes to the legal framework for NGOs, new laws on education and on minority languages, and progress in combating corruption.

In Kyiv, Mr Kross is due to meet the Justice Minister and the Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Prosecutor General, the head of Ukraine’s Security Service, the Chair of the Central Election Commission, and the heads of a number of anti-corruption bodies.

In parliament, he is due to meet the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, representatives of various parliamentary factions and members of the parliamentary committees on corruption prevention and on science and education.