The reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: the first graduates of the new Ukrainian police begin patrolling the capital. Reforming the Interior Ministry, which is carried out by the Government of Ukraine, aims to destroy the corrupt system and quickly set clear quality standards. The first graduates of the new Ukrainian police have received certificates of completion of the police academy and begin patrolling Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv and other cities of Ukraine are the next. The young people were trained with foreign instructors, they respect the citizen and the state, they will earn decent salaries and have an appropriate social package. The new Ukrainian police, according to officials, will be exemplary in Europe.
Modern centers of free legal aid for low income citizens will operate across Ukraine. They will provide legal services, particularly for low income citizens, orphans and their trustees, ATO participants, families of fallen soldiers and veterans. the Cabinet has allocated UAH300 million on this project. There will be 3 to 7 free legal advice centers in every region. More than 5,000 lawyers, selected in open competitions, will provide advice service and defend civil and administrative cases in courts, including against the state.
Ukrainian companies have received the opportunity of duty-free exports to the United States. Ukrainian entrepreneurs receive the opportunity of duty-free exports to the United States of about 5,000 types of products since the end of July. Such opportunities Ukraine has received under the renewal of the program of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) of the United States, which will last till 2018. Government officials point out that for taking advantage of duty-free regime Ukraine is ready to demonstrate effective protection of intellectual property and labor rights, while Ukrainian companies are ready to meet the rules of products’ origin.
The Government of Ukraine has simplified the issuance of rights to operate air-lines of countries to attract international carriers. Activities of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine aimed at establishing such market conditions to make the Ukrainian sky as attractive as possible to carriers. In particular, unilaterally it has been introduced the Open Skies regime over Lviv and Odesa. The Ministry has also unlocked the process of issuing rights to operate air lines and this week the relevant Commission of the State Aviation Service has granted permits for carrying out flights to more than 20 destinations. In addition, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is lobbying at all levels the acceleration of signing of a Common Aviation Area Agreement with the EU.