Commissioner Hahn visits Ukraine to discuss reform progress and reiterate EU support to civil society

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Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn is visiting Ukraine on 8-9 November 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 the country’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The Commissioner will meet with key political authorities of the country, including President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. He will also meet with representatives of civil society organisations just a few days after the sad news of the passing of activist 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 meet with senior management of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to discuss the state of play in the fight against corruption.

Finally, Commissioner Hahn is to sign a new EU-funded programme in support of eastern Ukraine, which will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and other partners.

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EU-Ukraine relations