Conditions for Ukraine to become full EU member and status of their implementation

The European Commission, recommends that Ukraine be granted candidate status, on the understanding that the following steps are taken:

Procedure for judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

enact and implement legislation on a selection procedure for judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, including a pre-selection process based on evaluation of their integrity and professional skills, in line with Venice Commission recommendations;

Regards High Qualification Commission of Judges

finalise the integrity vetting of the candidates for the High Council of Justice members by the Ethics Council and the selection of candidate to establish the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine;

Steps against corruption

  • further strengthen the fight against corruption, in particular at high level, through proactive and efficient investigations, and a credible track record of prosecutions and convictions;

  • complete the appointment of a new head of the Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office through certifying the identified winner of the competition;

  • Launch and complete the selection process and appointment for a new Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine;

Anti-money laundering legislation

  • ensure that anti-money laundering legislation is in compliance with the standards of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF);

  • adopt an overarching strategic plan for the reform of the entire law enforcement sector as part of Ukraine’s security environment;

Anti-Oligarch law

  • implement the Anti-Oligarch law to limit the excessive influence of oligarchs in economic, political, and public life.
    This should be done in a legally sound manner, taking into account the forthcoming opinion of the Venice Commission on the relevant legislation;

Independent media regulator

tackle the influence of vested interests by adopting a media law that aligns Ukraine’s legislation with the EU audio-visual media services directive and empowers the independent media regulator;

Regards national minorities

finalise the reform of the legal framework for national minorities currently under preparation as recommended by the Venice Commission, and adopt immediate and effective implementation mechanisms.

Current status of implementation

See the roadmap and progress status for more details.