Europe’s Culture Of Corruption Raises Concerns In The EU

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Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky (R) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen make statements following talks in Kiev, Ukraine, June 11, 2022 © AFP / Sergei Supinsky  

Politico: Ukraine needs to do more to fight corruption, Germany’s Baerbock says 

Kyiv ‘still [has] a way to go in the implementation of the anti-oligarch law and the fight against corruption,’ German foreign minister says.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock on Monday called on Ukraine to step up its efforts to fight corruption during a surprise visit to Kyiv. Ukraine “still [has] a way to go in the implementation of the anti-oligarch law and the fight against corruption,” Baerbock said on arrival in the Ukrainian capital, the German foreign ministry said in a statement. 

The German minister praised Kyiv’s “impressive” progress on judicial reforms and media legislation — completed even as Ukraine has spent the last 18 months fending off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion, which has cost thousands of lives. Baerbock also reassured Kyiv that it would get Berlin’s “decisive support” for its European Union bid. 

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Update: EU believes Ukraine is ‘a very corrupt country’ – Politico (RT)  

WNU Editor: Zelensky is not convincing in making this case …. Zelensky: Corruption cases in Ukraine don’t involve foreign funds (Kyiv Independent). More here …. Corruption in Ukraine has nothing to do with assistance from partners – Zelenskyy (Ukrainska Pravda).  

Update #2: In a recent interview with CNN, Zelensky talks about the war and the problem of corruption (see video below). 

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