Top EU official impressed with Ukraine's effort to fight corruption
The European Commission's vice president on Monday praised Ukraine's fight against corruption, but said additional efforts were needed in the country that
hopes to join the European Union.
In November, the Commission recommended that the 27-member EU formally start accession talks once Ukraine satisfies several remaining conditions, including strengthening anti-corruption efforts.
While on a visit to Kyiv on Monday, Commission Vice President Vera Jourova compared current efforts with the situation the country was in back in 2017, saying she was impressed with the improvement.
"... I did not feel the energy and strong intention. Now I am in a totally different state, compared with 2017. I think that Ukrainians are fed up with old Ukraine, and they want a new system. They will want to see institutions well functioning, prosecuting and investigating cases of organized crime corruption at all levels, not only the big fish but also lower levels."