AMU – Team Starts Programme-Work

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VIENNA, May 13, 2015. Founded in March 2015, The Agency for the Modernisation of Ukraine (AMU) aims at uniting the knowledge of outstanding experts and experienced politicians from all over Europe. This cumulated know-how should conduce to the support of Ukraine and its further development. The programme process as a basis for this was launched today at the meeting of all the leaders in Vienna.

"We want to support Ukraine on the way of getting both feet standing firmly on the ground and becoming on a par with Europe", describes the AMU President Michael Spindelegger the fundamental aim of the AMU, "the base for this would be the developed democracy and flourishing economy." For this goal, the development of the modernisation Programme for Ukraine was set as the first major objective of the AMU.

Within 200 days a comprehensive Programme covering seven work streams, led by the outstanding experts and politicians, should be developed.

By mid-September the modernisation programme should be completed and handed to the Ukrainian Parliament. "Constant dialog with the Ukrainian civil society throughout the development of the programme is vital for us", emphasises Michael Spindelegger and mentions diverse surveys and public round tables as an example.

As the second important dialog partner indicates the AMU President the Ukrainian social partnership represented by the Federation of Employers of Ukraine (FEU) and the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU), at the suggestion of which, the AMU was founded. During the summer the AMU will organize at least one big round table, involving experts, NGOs and citizens of Ukraine, for each work stream. The series of round tables will start with the "Anti-Corruption" work stream in the beginning of June.

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