To receive visa-free regime with EU, Ukraine needs working e-declaration system - Tombinski
Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski has expressed his regret that Ukraine didn't get the visa-free regime with the EU during his tenure as the ambassador to Kyiv.
"Now it's up to the European Parliament. In early September there will be a report of the European Parliament's commission on Ukraine's progress, and again the issue of electronic declaration will be mentioned in this report. Then a discussion is scheduled for October and then the European Parliament will make its decision. I can see that at present all of the elements, except for the system of electronic declaration, have been fulfilled. I will not speculate on the dates here. Now Ukraine and the Ukrainian authorities are responsible for the execution of the remaining element required for a positive decision on Ukraine's progress," he told journalists in Kyiv on Thursday.
Tombinski added that the process of creating the National Agency for Corruption Prevention took more than eight months, and the system of electronic declaration of income for officials was launched with a five-month delay.