The ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) countries in Kyiv, which is chaired by Germany, have published detailed priorities for the work of their group for 2022.
The document was published on the website of the German embassy in Ukraine, European Pravda reported.
The G7 ambassadors identified three large groups of priorities in which they will work - these are fair and sustainable institutions, a prosperous economy and a secure country.
The first group includes
- advancing judicial reform (proper implementation of the reform of the High Council of Justice and effective work of the Ethics Council, ensuring effective work of the selection commission for the High Qualification Commission of Judges, preparing the ground for re-launching the High Qualification Commission of Judges, continuing the reform of the Office of the Prosecutor General and the State Bureau of Investigation)
- Combating corruption (adoption and implementation of the ambitious National Anti-Corruption Strategy, support of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption, increasing the effectiveness, independence and virtue of anti-corruption institutions, in particular NABU, SAP and ARMA, increasing the independence and effectiveness of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court) (continued commitment to decentralization and strong implementation and further development of an improved election code, reforms aimed at reducing excessive
The second group of priorities includes
- support for economic growth (support for a strong independent NBU, support for further fruitful interaction between Ukraine and international financial institutions, further implementation and monitoring of effective, equitable land reform, transparent privatization of state enterprises and banks, and improvement of the corporate sphere)
- Green transition and energy reforms (implementation of reforms in the energy sector promoting investment, demonopolization and transparency, research of new energy sectors such as (green) hydrogen technologies and renewable energy sources, reforms and actions supporting Ukraine's contribution to global action on climate change).
The third group of priorities concerns
- security and defense (continuing implementation of the Law on National Security and necessary bylaws, continuing the transition to a democratically accountable Ministry of Defense headed by a civilian leader and the Armed Forces of Ukraine, further strengthening corporate governance in the defense sector, implementing a reform of the Security Service of Ukraine, transforming it into a modern counterintelligence agency with clearly defined functions based on the best Euro-Atlantic experience, supporting Ukraine's initiative to create ef
- work of law enforcement agencies (continuation of reform of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in accordance with international standards, support for the reintroduction of the Economic Security Bureau in accordance with international standards).
We shall remind you that last December the G7 ambassadors discussed with President Volodymyr Zelensky the progress of reforms in Ukraine in 2021 and expressed their expectations for the future.
Among other things, they called on the Ukrainian authorities to complete the contest to elect the leadership of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP), and on parliament to pass the law on the Security Service of Ukraine without further amendments.