The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Ukraine has welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian government to take steps in reforming the civil service and insists on full transparency of the recruitment.
“This decision represents the first real step to create a modern public administration in Ukraine. An efficient and less bureaucratic civil service is important for sectoral reforms and providing better services to Ukrainian citizens… It is important that the recruitment is fully transparent and merit-based,” the EU Delegation wrote on its official Facebook page on Friday.
The EU Delegation said that the new approach foresees the reorganisation of ten pilot ministries and creating new Directorate-Generals. Their role will be to work on making the reforms a reality and implement the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
In addition, the EU supports a full and comprehensive public administration reform and welcomes the commitment of the government, and in particular the personal leadership of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to create an efficient and citizen-friendly public administration for the benefit of Ukrainian citizens.
“The EU provides dedicated assistance of more than €100 million for public administration reform conditional upon fulfilling specific requirements essential for the reform to succeed between 2017-2020,” the EU Delegation said.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Friday approved the establishment of directorates within its ten ministries and the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers as part of the public administration reform.