The FINANCIAL -- The EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform was officially launched at a meeting in Kyiv on 16-17 April, aiming to discuss important topics and prepare reports for the implementation process of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement (AA). The Platform will meet twice a year, alternating between Brussels and Ukraine.
According to a press release, challenges in the energy policy sphere, as well as the rule of law, with a special focus on combating corruption, could be among the first issues to be debated.
Together with the Association Council, the Association Committee and the Parliamentary Association Committee, the Civil Society Platform is a joint body provided for in the EU-Ukraine AA. It will offer a forum for civil society representatives of both sides to meet and monitor implementation of the AA.
Recommendations from the Civil Society Platform will be forwarded to the Association Council and other relevant authorities and bodies, according to EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.