On May 13, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko approved the composition of the Advisory International Council of Reforms of Ukraine.
Famous world politicians were invited to join the Council. Among them are Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok, active Member of European Parliament Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt, U.S. Senator John McCain, author of Slovak reforms Mikuláš Dzurinda, economist Anders Aslund and former Prime Minister of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius.
Since former European Taxation Commissioner Algirdas Semeta appointed business anti-corruption ombudsman in Ukraine, the Business Ombudsman Office received over 100 complaints.
Complainants are both big enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. 60% of the complaints were submitted by Kyiv entrepreneurs, the rest – by businesses from Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Odessa, Lviv, Chernihiv, Poltava, etc.
Recent studies and surveys clearly indicate that the current Ukrainian procurement system is very ineffective, prone to corruption and kickbacks. As a result, the government, in strong collaboration with the private sector and civil society, is conducting a major procurement system reform. The eProcurement initiative, later called ProZorro, emerged in July 2014.
The representatives of governmental office of European Integration, together with Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economic Development, State Fiscal Service, representative of EU and ambassador of the Republic of Lithuanian have discussed a set of measures of legal, organizational, structural and financial means, which have to be implemented in Ukraine during the next few years, in order to join the general transit system.
Ukrainian businessmen are able to use online form to complain about the government violations to Ukraine's Business Ombudsman
Open Contracting in Ukraine: a collaborative effort for procurement reform
Ukraine is joining a New European Computerized Transit System
New rules for architectural and construction control: decentralisation
EU allocated EUR 1.8 billion to Ukraine
World Bank to Support Ukraine with up to US$2 Billion for development projects and decentralization reform