Press release - DC064(2011)
Council of Europe launches Action Plan for Ukraine
Strasbourg, 12.09.2011 – The Council of Europe will launch a three-year
action plan on 16 September in Kyiv to support Ukraine’s European agenda
for reform in the areas of human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
The Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, and the Minister
for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, will open the launch
conference. “The positive results of ambitious reforms will ultimately benefit
the citizens of Ukraine, the country’s institutions, and the society as a
whole,” they said ahead of the launch.
The new plan will cost € 22 million to implement. It will focus action on the
reform of the judiciary, the fight against corruption and money laundering,
freedom of expression, local democracy, free and fair elections and on
strengthening social security.
Ukraine joined the Council of Europe in 1995 and is chairing the Committee of
Ministers from May to November 2011.
The launch conference will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm on Friday 16
September at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (Velyka Zhytomyrska Str. 2).
A press conference is scheduled at 3.40 pm.
Press contact: Estelle Steiner, Media Officer, Council of Europe
tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35 ; mobile +33 6 08 46 01 57 ;
Council of Europe Directorate of
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11