On 11 of February 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted in Brussels the 2nd meeting of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (CSP) to discuss the current state in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, with special focus on anti-corruption and energy policy. For that, two reports on energy and on rule of law/anti-corruption were drafted by each side.
EaP CSF member Oleksandr Sushko of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation co-chaired the Platform on the Ukrainian side, assessing it as “a new stage in the institutional cooperation between our civil societies”. EaP CSF Co-Chair and EU Coordinator Krzysztof Bobinski (Unia and Polska Foundation) took part in the CSP meeting in quality of observer.
The meeting concluded with the adoption of a Joint Declaration stressing upon a number of recommendations for an effective fight against corruption in Ukraine and supporting its entry in the common EU energy market, with an eventual membership in the European Energy Union.